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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Greeting and a question

From: Farhad Abdolian
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Greeting and a question
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:11:12 -0800 (PST)

Hi Tom,
I am giving up on that idea, as much as I love my old boards, it seems like porting the Gnu Radio to that processor it is not worth much at this stage since the processor is too slow for any serious processing compare to modern Cortex A8 based processors.

I think I have to learn to walk before I start a marathon :) so for now I am learning the basics of GR and use the audio card as the data source together with a small board I 'breadboard':ed for this. Maybe my next step will be to use the Friendly ARM board with the GR, but I am not sure, I am still hopping on one foot!

Best regards,

From: Tom Rondeau <address@hidden>
To: Farhad Abdolian <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden
Sent: Mon, January 17, 2011 5:53:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Greeting and a question

Hi Farhad,
I have not heard of anyone using the Avnemt Memec board for GNU Radio.
What are your plans with it? From a quick read about the product, I
was wondering if you were thinking of trying to get GNU Radio to run
on the internal PowerPC or to make the Memec board a peripheral front
end and pass samples back to a host computer. I didn't look closely
enough at the board to know what it's external interfaces might be
(USB, Ethernet, PCI, etc.). I didn't see what kind of PowerPC they are
using, so you'd have to ask yourself if it is powerful enough to do
what you want onboard or if you want to offload it to a more capable

Let us know if you're making any progress on it.

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 5:27 PM, Farhad Abdolian <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am a newcomer on this list and would like to first introduce myself.
> I am a HW design engineer with over 20 years of experience in designing
> various electronic and systems including a working base station based on SW
> radio in 1999 with a team of engineers at Ericsson Radio Access in Sweden, a
> system that managed to support multiple mobiles systems including NMT, GSM,
> AMPS, DAMPS and DECT using a number of FPGAs and DSPs. My specialty is FPGA
> design and I would like to move some of the GNU radio blocks into an FPGA to
> make it possible to run the SW part on a low end processor such as ARM9 or
> similar.
> After many years, I came back to into the field of working on a RBS design
> and found the wonderful project called Gnu Radio :)
> Now, my questions, I wonder if anyone here has ever looked into using some
> old FPGA boards such Avnemt Memec Virtex-II pro board with P160 analog
> interface board together with Gnu Radio? The reason I am asking this is that
> I have a few of these boards from previous project and I believe they could
> be great HW for a quick start of the GR design with minimum amount of
> investment.
> Thanks in advance and best regards,
> Farhad Abdolian
> Antibes, France
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