New driver opportunity - rtl2832u
rizzo at iet.unipi.it
Wed Apr 25 14:22:09 UTC 2012
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 12:22:31AM +1100, freebsd-multimedia at herveybayaustralia.com.au wrote:
> On Thu 26/04/12 12:02 AM , Luigi Rizzo wrote:On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at
> Slightly off-topic:
> The 2832-based sticks have become very popular recently because
> the stick can be used as a programmable spectrum analyzer, see e.g.
> http://op25.osmocom.org/wiki "
> http://lists.osmocom.org/pipermail/osmocom-sdr/2012-March/000041.html "
> I have tried the code at
> http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr "
> and it builds and runs fine on FreeBSD (once you
> ignore the auto* stuff and build your 2-line makefile)
> That sounds really cool, but how would I get at least a transport stream
> doing that? That looks like I'd get more raw stream than anything, I'm not
> sure I'd be able to get at least mplayer to read it even.
i said it was off-topic :)
I think that the transport stream needs the on-board decoder
and probably the firmware as well.
The op25 link was the first match that came up on google, but what
i really meant to point at was the rtl-sdr, and the usage i am
envisioning is just a spectrum analyser.
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