XiOne SDR – Software Defined Radio

The first Software Defined Radio easy to use with smartphones and fully open to the maker community!!!

Why do I need a Software Defined Radio?

You want to receive any kind of radio signals within a huge frequency range of 100 kHz up to 1.7 GHz?

You like to follow ships or airplanes operating around you?

You are an amateur radio operator who want to use SDR technology?

You even want to develop your own radio frequency applications?

You just want a plug-and-play solution?

The XiOne Software Defined Radio is the solution for you, extremely versatile and flexible in its possible applications because the magic happens completely in software.

http://nicktoday.com/xione-sdr-software-defined-radio/

Nick Palomba, N1IC, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Florida, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “XiOne SDR – Software Defined Radio”

  • David WB4ONA:

    Gees, this Thing again. This is (from what I can see) a repackaged RTL-SDR dongle with a repackaged likes of the HamitUp upconverter and a (likely repackaged) ARM or MIPs-based SoC board (e.g., RPi or better choices at Olimex). TWO HUNDRED BUCKS (mainstream price) for this thing?

    Maybe, if you are an “Appliance Operator”. There MAY be added-value in the canned applications for a mobile platform (e.g., tablet). But keep in-mind, at first glance (qualifier, I tried to find schematics etc. but could NOT in around 20 minutes digging around on the likes of the crowd-fund site for the XiOne posting.

    As of my post date:

    This campaign started on Aug 08 and will close on September 22, 2014 (11:59pm PT). $18,718USD raised of $125,000 goal. ($125,000.00 USD Goal – REALLY?)

    BEWARE the IndieGoGo site. In order to see the “Comments” to this campaign I had to (be safe) and open the site in my Firefox browser and ALLOW scripting. Then I could ONLY see THREE of the touted 20 comments on the campaign site. BEWARE again, it looks like the campaign IndieGoGo site wants to plant BOTH normal cookies AND persistent LSO cookies.

    One last thought: I see from the limited comments shown the following…

    “As soon as we reach the stretch goals we are going to provide mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.”

    Yeah, so much for a device targeting “Mobile” users.

    This thing may be OK, But it “smells” bad to me. At a minimum, if this project is as Open as claimed, then be more Open so we can see what we may be backing.

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