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Project update 2 of 11
We are extremely excited to be launching this crowdfunding campaign for iotSDR, our first IoT-focused software-defined radio (SDR) board. Our passion for RF technology and our commitment to open hardware brought us here, and we can’t think of anywhere we’d rather be!
We believe that iotSDR will help drive innovation within the sector by giving IoT algorithm developers, product designers, and enthusiasts new tools with which to explore the power of SDR. Featuring dual, narrow-band (AT86RF215) transceivers, a GNSS frontend, and a Zynq SoC, iotSDR is packed with features that developers will appreciate.
With support for open source software like PYNQ, Jupyter, and GNU Radio—as well as powerful, gRPC-based remote-operation capabilities—iotSDR provides an open hardware foundation upon which you can develop some very cool applications.
In February, when we completed the hardware testing of our production prototype, we thought we were only weeks away from launching this campaign. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic slowed us down to a snail’s pace. While lockdowns and social distancing may have interfered with our progress on the hardware front, they actually accelerated the pace at which we were able to develop and test software. As a result, our team has already ported Google’s Remote Procedural Call (gRPC) APIs, which we had planned as a post-launch milestone.
We got here slow and steady…but we got here. So please come have a look! And don’t hesitate to drop us a line if you have any questions.