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Turning an 8 child's toy into a spectrum analyser
« on: July 23, 2012, 1550 UTC »
The IM-me cost 8 from eBay although they can occasionally be found for even less. At the heart of the toy is a TI CC1110F32 SoC that combines a microcontroller, flash and sub-1GHz RF transceiver.

A variety of application software for the IM-me has been developed by Travis and others, including even a minimal operating system, the aptly named PinkOS. But the most useful application for this hardware comes from Michael Ossmann and turns it into a handy pocket spectrum analyser.

The bands covered by the spectrum analyser are:
281 361 MHz
378 481 MHz
749 962 MHz

http://www.designspark.com/content/turning-8-childs-toy-spectrum-analyser

I understand Fansome is working on loading QNX onto it, and turning it onto an SDR.
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Re: Turning an 8 child's toy into a spectrum analyser
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 2252 UTC »
I have been amazed! ;D

peace!