GadgetFactory.net forum user Ian, who goes by “monkeydoo” recently posted the details of a project he’s been working on for a software-defined FPGA radio receiver. He’s using a Papilio One 250k, Gnu radio, and some good, old-fashioned ingenuity.
We’re always really excited to see people’s projects using any of our hardware, and this one is truly compelling. And monkeydoo, if you’re reading, please keep us up to speed on your progress! From his forum post:
“It’s a software defined radio reciever using the Papilio One 250k board. … The eventual idea is to get this intergrated with GNU Radio. … I can hear lots of AM broadcast stations in the correct places, plus lots of aliased in stations from higher bands. Even only with the 250k board, only 33% of resources are used.”
Great work there, monkeydoo. We’re excited to see where this takes you. Let us, and everyone know over in the forum if you or if any of our readers have anything to add. We’d love to start a discussion on this FPGA radio gig, and we invite you all to participate in the forums!