Changes between Version 20 and Version 21 of SDR


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Timestamp:
04/21/2021 10:49:49 PM (20 months ago)
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Ron Eisworth
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  • SDR

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    1 = Software Defined Radio (SDR) Showcase
     1= Software Defined Radio (SDR) Showcase using the Epiq Sidekiq Z2
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     3This showcase provides instructions for using the Epiq Sidekiq Z2 Mini-PCIe SDR adapter with a Gateworks SBC. Epiq Solutions specializes in building SDRs 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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    47'''Epiq Sidekiq Z2 SDR'''
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     9= What is a Software Defined Radios?
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    8 = What are Software Defined Radios?
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    10 A software defined radio (SDR) is a radio which can modulate and demodulate radio signals through software commands provided by a computer. They typically use a dedicated FPGA to process the radio signals in the digital domain. Many support wide frequency bandwidths allowing them to monitor a wide range of radio transmissions and to be reconfigured on the fly. Typical use cases are:
     11A SDR is a radio which can modulate and demodulate radio signals through software commands provided by a host computer. They typically use a dedicated FPGA to quickly process the radio signals in the digital domain. Many support wide frequency bandwidths allowing them to monitor a wide range of radio transmissions and to be reconfigured on the fly. Typical use cases are:
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    1213* Security Applications by Providing RF Detection of Mobile Devices (Cellular phones, Wifi, BLE, etc..)
    1314* Adaptive Wireless Network Configuration and Optimization
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     15* Monitor Ship and Aircraft Transmissions
     16* Radio Astronomy
     17* Monitor Broadcast, Amateur and DRM Radio
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     19The Epiq Sidekiq Z2 [https://epiqsolutions.com/rf-transceiver/sidekiq-z2/ Link] used in this testing can tune to any frequency between 70Mhz and 6Ghz. That covers from FM radio to 5G cellular. Any radio transmission in this frequency can be monitored with the Z2.
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    18 == When should I use a SDR Radio?
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    20 Software 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 70Mhz 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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    22 Here is a chart showing some of the common radio protocols in that spectrum.
     21Here is a chart showing some of the common radio protocols in that frequency range. 
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    2423||= Band =||= Frequency =||= Common Use =||
     
    3029|| Ultra High Frequency (UHF)   || 300MHz to 3GHz || Mobile radio, Wifi, GPS, 4G, UHF television ||
    3130|| Super High Frequency (SHF)   || 3GHz to 30GHz || Satellite, 5G, Wifi,  ||
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     32= Configuring the Epiq Sidekiq Z2 to work with Gateworks SBCs
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    33 == Who is Epiq Solutions?
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    35 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. See their website for more information [https://epiqsolutions.com/ Link].
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    37 = Configuring the Epiq Sidekiq Z2 to work with Gateworks SBCs
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    177173Open 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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    179 Enjoy ERA from your workstation!
     175'Enjoy ERA from your workstation!'
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