Inquiring minds wonder how it’s made. You can learn a lot on You Tube, including the story of SDRplay hardware and software. Take a look.
You can find tons of interesting stuff to watch on You Tube. Recently, I discovered the Tech Minds channel, which focuses a lot on radio, especially SDR. For the past five years, Matthew Miller M0DQW has published a bunch of really good videos on the subject. Check out his You Tube Channel or his home web site.
Last month, Matthew posted a great 45 minute documentary How It’s Made – Software Defined Radio, focusing on the activities of SDRplay. I found this to be really informative and well assembled.
Matthew’s video begins with an interview with Jon Hudson covering the business end and history of SDRplay development. Then, a lengthy and deep dive into the software and the ongoing activities around SDRuno. Finally, some really interesting video of the automated fabrication of the SDRplay hardware. Neat stuff.
You can watch How It's Made - SDRplay here.
Andy Carpenter does a really good job explaining the software and how it’s developed, especially the responsiveness to the user community. You will find it pretty amazing at how much has been accomplished by a really small company with a committed staff.
How It’s Made – A Look Back
Over the past few years, I have published several series of articles on SDRplay. My first adventure was with the RSP2. I also took a deep dive into the underlying Mirics chip set and how it was leveraged into an amazing product.
More recently, my focus has been on the dual channel coherent RSPduo receiver. In particular, I have shown how easy it is to use for diversity reception and noise cancellation.
If you are looking for lots of good information on software defined radio receivers – how they work and what you can do with them, make sure you check out How It’s Made with Matthew Miller on You Tube.