Fudge Sunday - Turn Up the (Software Defined) Radio

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Happy New Year! This week we take a look at the widening world of Software Defined Radios (SDRs) and edge computing solutions.

Getting Informed
Back in the 1980s, a mechanical pencil was pretty expensive compared to a regular pencil. Then 1984 happened.
1984 =Come for the song... but stay for the product placement of a mechanical pencil! 🖊
1984 =Come for the song... but stay for the product placement of a mechanical pencil! 🖊
Marketing, MTV, and Paper Mate
So, imagine the mechanical pencil used by engineers of the time becoming something almost anyone could buy in a retail store setting. That’s democratization of technology and that’s a pattern worth digging into more.
Along comes Software Defined Radios (SDRs)
SDRs are not new. However, getting another chunk of radio spectrum that anyone can use is a fairly recent development.
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This is excellent news. US citizens will enjoy the fruits of this ruling concurrent with the growing ubiquity of democratized access to signal processing via Software Defined Radios (SDRs) and edge computing solutions.🤖📻☁️📡📶 https://t.co/rEbrrCIs99
Unlicensed = Anyone Can Participate
For example... HackRF One
For example... RTL-SDR
And that means more SDRs at the edge for all
Taking SDRs to an edge computing context is where real use cases begin to emerge. Over time, democratized access will provide more flexible COTS solutions that are accessible to anyone while simultaneously transforming our relationship to real world devices that will increasingly communicate for our benefit.
Surface Go + SDR = Spectrum Analyzer
Now imagine... adding GPU acceleration
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You might recall from my “Twitter, Matter, and Data-Driven Journalism” issue that I’m using Matter as my primary newsletter reader. My goal is to be act as a curator.
My Matter Profile is now public
One Last Thing...
In the past I would create content using social media. Now, I am at the point where I want to create compelling content in a more durable medium that others would want to share on social media.
Granted, I’ve been using social media since it came into existence and this will be a big change. As such, I’ll focus on my newsletter and my blog.
So, my use of Twitter and LinkedIn will likely be very different in 2022.
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