Changes between Version 17 and Version 18 of SDR


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Timestamp:
04/21/2021 09:31:29 PM (20 months ago)
Author:
Ron Eisworth
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    4 '''Caption: Shown above is an Epiq Sidekiq Z2 Software Defined Radio (SDR) in a Mini-PCIe form factor'''
     4'''Epiq Sidekiq Z2 SDR'''
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    1112== When should I use a SDR Radio?
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    13 Software defined radios can be used in any radio application.  The Epiq Sidekiq Z2 used in this testing can tune to any frequency between 40Mhz and 6Ghz.  That covers from FM radio to 5G cellular. Any radio transmission in this frequency can be monitored with this board.
     14Software defined radios can be used in any radio application.  The Epiq Sidekiq Z2 [https://epiqsolutions.com/rf-transceiver/sidekiq-z2/ Link] used in this testing can tune to any frequency between 40Mhz and 6Ghz.  That covers from FM radio to 5G cellular. Any radio transmission in this frequency can be monitored with this board.
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    1516Here is a chart showing some of the common radio protocols in that spectrum.
     
    2627== Who is Epiq Solutions?
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    28 From their website, "Epiq Solutions develops cutting edge tools for engineering teams and government-focused organizations requiring situational awareness and detailed insight into their RF environments in order to identify and act against wireless threats".  Not only that they're nice guys, we know because we have worked with them for a long time.  Check out their web page - [https://epiqsolutions.com/]
     29Epiq Solutions develops cutting edge tools for engineering teams and government-focused organizations requiring situational awareness and detailed insight into their RF environments in order to identify and act against wireless threats. See their website for more information [https://epiqsolutions.com/ Link].
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    3031= Configuring the Epiq Sidekiq Z2 to work with Gateworks SBCs
    3132[[Image(sdronboard.jpg,400px)]]
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    33 '''Caption: Shown above is an Epiq Sidekiq Z2 SDR mounted on a [https://www.gateworks.com/products/industrial-single-board-computers/octeon-tx-single-board-computers-gateworks-newport/gw6300-single-board-computer/ Gateworks Newport GW6300 SBC]'''
     34'''Epiq Sidekiq Z2 SDR mounted on a [https://www.gateworks.com/products/industrial-single-board-computers/octeon-tx-single-board-computers-gateworks-newport/gw6300-single-board-computer/ Gateworks Newport GW6300 SBC]'''
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    4142* Serial Console and network connections to the Gateworks SBC
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    43 The Z2 can be used independently of Gateworks products with its (included) USB adapter. Before connecting your Z2 to a Gateworks board it's best to verify it's functionality and check that your antenna connections are being made correctly.  If you will be using the Epiq RF Analyzer software [wiki:/SDR#ERA ERA] now is a good time to install it.
     44The Z2 can be used independently of Gateworks products with its (included) USB adapter. Before connecting your Z2 to a Gateworks board it's best to verify it's functionality and check that your antenna connections are being made correctly.  If you will be using the Epiq RF Analyzer software [wiki:/SDR#ERA (ERA)] now is a good time to install it.
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    4546== Hardware configuration
     
    5152== Software configuration
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    53 Follow the instructions [wiki:/ubuntu#SSHServer here] to enable "root" access via SSH.  This requires using the serial console. 
     54Follow the instructions [wiki:/ubuntu#SSHServer here] to enable "root" access via SSH. This requires using the serial console. 
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    55 With that done log into the Gateworks via SSH as root. 
     56With that done, next log into the Gateworks SBC via SSH as root. 
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    5758Now access the Z2 via serial console from the Gateworks SBC
     
    102103== ERA RF Analyzer Software
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    104 ERA is Epiq's proprietary RF analyzer software.  View it [https://epiqsolutions.com/rf-sensing/era/ here]
     105ERA is Epiq's proprietary RF analyzer software. View it [https://epiqsolutions.com/rf-sensing/era/ here]
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    106107Install Epiq ERA software on the Z2, instructions and files provided by Epiq.
     
    112113== Port forwarding using nftables to access ERA from your workstation
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    114 Nftables allows packets to be forwarded from the Gateworks network interface to the Z2 interface and back out to an external network.  This will allow access to the ERA web interface from a desktop workstation browser
     115Nftables allows packets to be forwarded from the Gateworks network interface to the Z2 interface and back out to an external network. This will allow access to the ERA web interface from a desktop workstation browser
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    116117Install nftables and start the service
     
    168169Open a web browser on your workstation, connect to the running ERA server by typing 192.168.0.1:3000, really <the Gateworks IP>:3000
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    170 Enjoy ERA from your workstation
     171Enjoy ERA from your workstation!
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