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laforge, 02/28/2016 06:47 PM

Welcome to OsmoSDR

OsmoSDR is a 100% Free Software based small form-factor inexpensive
SDR (Software Defined Radio) project.

If you are familiar with existing SDR receivers, then OsmoSDR can be thought
of something in between a FunCube Dongle (only 96kHz bandwidth) and a USRP (much more expensive).
For a very cheap SDR (with limited dynamic range), you can use the DVB-T USB stick using the RTL2832U chip, as documented in rtl-sdr.

It consists of a USB-attached Hardware, associated Firmware
as well as GrOsmoSDR gnuradio integration on the PC.

The first generation hardware (1.2 MS/s) was available to interested developers from

We are currently doing a re-design for the second-generation hardware, featuring higher sample rate and other goodies.

Hardware schematics and firmware source code are kept in a git repository on
  • clone the repository like this: git clone git://


This is a (slightly better) picture of the current developer preview:

OsmoSDR developer preview

Mailing List

We discuss both OsmoSDR as well as rtl-sdr on the following mailing list: [mailto:].
You can subscribe and/or unsubscribe via the following link: "h2. Credits

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osmosdr.jpg View osmosdr.jpg 173 KB PCB photograph of OsmoSDR laforge, 01/01/2012 01:16 PM
osmosdr-beta.jpg View osmosdr-beta.jpg 145 KB OsmoSDR developer preview Hoernchen, 05/27/2012 05:22 PM

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