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Author Topic: Anybody try a stick PC with an SDR?  (Read 5382 times)

Offline Antennae

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Anybody try a stick PC with an SDR?
« on: December 17, 2015, 2350 UTC »
I just discovered stick PCs. They are small computers that plug into a TV's HDMI input port.  

Does anybody know if these little guys can handle an SDR?  
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Re: Anybody try a stick PC with an SDR?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 1952 UTC »
Yes you can.
You need at least a 1.6 quadcore cpu with 1 gig of ram to get any decent sample rate with a Rtl2832 dongle  i used a RK3188 "RK3288 even better" installed Debian jessie linux to sd card once booted installing Gqrx was easy just "apt-get install gqrx sdr" thats it !
Now software is limited you have GQRX, RTL_TCP, Quisk sdr,Cubicsdr all will compile on Arm device Oh yea also you can install Sdrsharp on linux using Mono-complete... but audio not to good maxing out cpu.
Here is a list of howto:
http://quisk.973856.n3.nabble.com/Quisk-and-SI570-in-Raspberry-PI2-tp4023920.html
http://quisk.973856.n3.nabble.com/
http://www.rtlsdr.org/softwarelinux
https://github.com/cjcliffe/CubicSDR/wiki/Build-Linux
https://www.netsoup.net/docs/man/rtl_tcp.1

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Re: Anybody try a stick PC with an SDR?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 1129 UTC »
An finacial alternative to the TV PC Stick could be the new Raspberry Pi 2 if you are ok with Linux.

http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/deu/blog/taking-the-raspberry-pi-2-for-a-test-drive-with-gnu-radio-2
« Last Edit: January 13, 2016, 1131 UTC by Oliver »
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