Emissions – Vol. 2, No. 8

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Greetings from the Boston Software-Defined Radio User Group (SDR-Boston)! Here is your October 2015 edition of the Emissions monthly e-newsletter, which summarizes some the latest developments in software-defined radio technology from the New England area and around the world. If you have something to share with the rest of the SDR-Boston community, please drop us an email via sdr-boston-emissions@wpi.edu.

Upcoming Events

Interested in Posting an Announcement in Emissions?

Have something to share with the New England SDR community?  Hosting an upcoming SDR-related event or seminar somewhere in the region that is open to the public?  If so, let us know!  The SDR-Boston Emissions e-newsletter is sent out on a monthly basis, and it is a great way of informing the New England SDR community about the latest news, events, and activities focusing on SDR technology and applications. Best of all, it is free to post!  Email us at sdr-boston-emissions@wpi.edu with respect to including an announcement in an upcoming Emissions.

SDR News from Around the World

CubeSat launch will broadcast on NASA TV

United Launch Alliance launched its NROL-55 in support of national defense. Thirteen CubeSats also launched aboard the Atlas V rocket aboard the NRO’s Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experience auxiliary payload. Find out more by clicking here.

Avnet Introduces PicoZed Software-Defined Radio SOM

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, introduced the PicoZed SDR Z7035/AD9361, a rugged, low-power, small footprint system-on-module (SOM) that integrates critical RF signal path and high-speed programmable logic, enabling designers to dramatically reduce cycle times for development of the RF-to-baseband signal processing core for wireless communications systems. The fully verified PicoZed Software-Defined Radio SOM provides frequency-agile wideband 2×2 receive and transmit paths in the 70 MHz to 6.0 GHz range, making it suitable for both fixed and mobile SDR applications. Find out more by clicking here.

House panel looks to free up government-owned airwaves

Lawmakers from both parties at a House hearing Wednesday called for freeing up federally controlled wireless spectrum, echoing similar calls at a Senate hearing in July. Wireless spectrum includes the frequencies that mobile devices use to receive and send data. While private companies have the rights to use some of it, large swaths of spectrum are still controlled by the federal government — often for military purposes. Find out more by clicking here.

CREW Final Public Workshop

The final public workshop of the CREW project will take place 29 October 2015 in Leuven, Belgium.  The main target of the FP7-funded CREW project is to establish an open federated test platform which facilitates experimentally-driven research on advanced spectrum sensing, cognitive radio and cognitive networking strategies in view of horizontal and vertical spectrum sharing in licensed and unlicensed bands. Find out more by clicking here.



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