A low cost 2-4 GHz Downconverter from off the shelf dev boards


Ian Wraith designed and built a low cost 2-4 GHz downconverter for an SDR, that is available on Github:

I recently became interested in exploring some of the signals found in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. The problem is that my favourite SDR (Software Defined Radio) an Airspy R2 only covers up to 1.7 GHz. Initially I looked at buying an SDR that could cover the 2.4 GHz band but found either that they were to expensive , had poor performance or weren’t supported by my SDR control software of choice. So I decided it would be best to build a downconverter to take the 2.4 GHz down by 1 GHz so it could be monitored by my Airspy.

Via rtl-sdr.com.

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