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RTL-SDR

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has anyone tried installing the supporting software to use the RTL-SDR tuner dongle for radio stuff in the Mister Linux system?
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Re: RTL-SDR

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Why would you do that? A Pi will be much better. Doing it in the FPGA would be interesting but the dongle is USB.
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Re: RTL-SDR

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the FPGA has ARM cores, and supports USB WiFi devices, so I don't see why it should not work.
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Re: RTL-SDR

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What I meant was: dual ARM at 800MHz vs Pi 3B+ Quad core at 1.4 GHZ and costs $35.00.
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Re: RTL-SDR

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yeah I have one, it's just another thing to setup and maintain, thus my interest in trying it on the MiSTer FPGA board
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Re: RTL-SDR

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I understand. This would require someone interested in SDR, interested to port the software to the DE01-nano. But my main concern is the processing power needed: SDR software needs a lot of processing power, including for the display. On the DE10-nano HDMI is owned by the FPGA and has no GPU.
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