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[Discuss-gnuradio] New hardware support for FUNcube Dongle in master bra

From: Johnathan Corgan
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] New hardware support for FUNcube Dongle in master branch (gr-fcd)
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:32:48 -0700

I just merged into the master branch the work contributed by Alexandru
Csete providing GNU Radio support for the FUNcube Dongle SDR.  This is
a USB dongle that receives approximately 80 KHz of bandwidth (fixed
sample rate of 96 Ksps) tunable from 64 MHz to 1.7 GHz:


The new component, gr-fcd, provides both C++ and Python APIs, and is
supported on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows 7 operating systems.  On
Linux platforms, it requires the libusb-1.0 interface library;
otherwise it uses native APIs on Windows and Mac OS X.

The source block is also supported in the GNU Radio Companion
graphical flowgraph generator, along with several example

The FUNcube Dongle is an example of a low-cost, narrowband SDR, useful
for reception of waveforms used by amateur radio, public safety
agencies, commercial and military land mobile radio, 1- and 2-way
paging systems, air traffic control, satellite communications, and
many others.  Hopefully, the inclusion of support in GNU Radio makes
it easier for interested enthusiasts to monitor and demodulate these
types of radio signals, and we'd certainly welcome further
contributions from the GNU Radio community that arise from these


Johnathan Corgan

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