In our previous blog post we wrote about Software Defined Radio, its benefits and some tips and tricks on how to build your own SDR transceiver. Red Pitaya brings together a large community of radio amateurs from around the world, some of them truly masters of what they do.
Nevertheless, we put together a short list of areas in which SDR can be and is used, hopefully giving you some interesting ideas on how to use it best. If you'd like to see more use cases check here. If you're ready to shop our SDRlab click here.
If you're inclined to know more, read on!
Mobile communications: Due to its flexibility, software defined radios are more and more popular solutions in areas such as mobile communications. Instead of changing hardware, changes to standards, protocols even at the waveform level can be purely done by upgrading the software. Since software upgrade can be even done remotely, not only brings system upgrade savings of cost but also saving on costs of system maintenance.
Research & development: The software defined radio can be useful in many research projects since it is a very versatile solution that can be easily adjusted to receiver and transmitter requirements without need of hardware redesign.
Military: Due to its flexibility software defined radio became popular also in military telecommunications, providing secure and reliable communications.
Amateur radio: Radio hams SDR community is very strong, since it is a perfect fit product for HAM radio communication needs. (gl. Simple projects you can do with your SDR)
Other: Due its flexibility, SDR also found its use in other applications that require signal generation or acquisition and signal processing. (e.g. Radio astronomy)