At the recently concluded Toorcon conference in San Diege, CA, developers Michael Ossmann and Jared Boone released the latest version of the HackRF board. “The HackRF project is developing an open source design for a low cost Software Defined Radio (SDR) transceiver platform. SDR technology allows a single piece of equipment to implement virtually any wireless technology (Bluetooth, GSM, ZigBee, etc.), and we hope the availability of a low cost SDR platform will revolutionize wireless communication security research and development throughout the information security community.” Known as Jawbreaker, this current incarnation is based on the MAX2837 WiMAX transceiver and MAX5864 analog front end (quadrature ADC and DAC). This combination will get and convert signals to/from 2.4 GHz to digitized quadrature baseband data streams.
The files for this open source project are available on GitHub.