Software defined radio

University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för fysik och elektroteknik (IFE)

Author: Raghda Alhasan; [2016]

Keywords: Software defined radio; FM radio.;

Abstract: Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology is used to receive and transmit radio signals. Radio signals can be received using the SDR_sharp software that can be downloaded to a personal computer and combined with the RTL-SDR dongle hardware that is connected to the computer. This report gives a brief explanation of the SDR receiver, the supported software, and some applications that can be implemented with SDR. Moreover, it is shown how to install the SDR_sharp software and the hardware Zadig. After installation, wideband FM (WFM) reception and adjustment of RF gain and frequency error is illustrated. The reception of some national, regional and community/commercial stations that can be received in Växjö Sweden is presented. Keyword: Software defined radio, FM radio.

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