New user and interested in supporting SDRplay as a Panadapter

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va2fsq
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New user and interested in supporting SDRplay as a Panadapter

Postby va2fsq » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:07 am

Hi,
I've been looking at supporting SDRPlay as a Panadapter for the Elecraft radios. I have a product on the market called Win4K3Suite and I thought it would be interesting offering support of SDRPlay in my product.
So far I have played around with ExtIO_RTL2832 and have run against a snag which I cannot get around. There appears to be an incompatibility with the libraries I use for DSP and un-managed DLL's (Win4K3 is written in C# visual studio). I have not tried SDRPlays DLL yet.
In addition, the DLL I used does not give the ability to set the sampling rate, which for a panadapter on the Elecraft radios, would need to be around 200kHz. Now, is this a general situation? Or was I just using an old Ext DLL? Is the ExtIO model becoming obsolete as well? Or is it just SDR# that has dropped it?
So, the other option is to write a ExtIO to TCP adapter which would be pretty simple if necessary.
My other question is does SDRPlay offer a TCP interface? That would seem to be the best solution overall for me.
Thanks, Tom
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Sasan
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Re: New user and interested in supporting SDRplay as a Panadapter

Postby Sasan » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:21 am

Hi
Isn't it better to interface directly with SDRPlay's driver, rather than EXTIO? (using the provided Mirics API DLLs)
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va2fsq
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Re: New user and interested in supporting SDRplay as a Panadapter

Postby va2fsq » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:47 pm

No,
Then I would need different set ups for every single different SDR device.
Rather have a standard.

I'm kind of surprised here. Only one reply and nothing from SDRPlay itself. I guess they are not interested.

It's not like there is a ton of different panadapters for the Elecraft. Only ONE.
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sdrplay
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Re: New user and interested in supporting SDRplay as a Panadapter

Postby sdrplay » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:33 pm

Sorry I missed this post...

We support the ExtIO interface. If you need any further information send us a note at software@sdrplay.com

Best regards,

SDRplay Support
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va2fsq
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Re: New user and interested in supporting SDRplay as a Panadapter

Postby va2fsq » Fri May 13, 2016 3:28 pm

I would but most of the time the questions fall on deaf ears. i.e. no answer.
First thing I learned about software development and company success was to provide a good level of support.
Looking at this forum and the success of my email returns, it seems that everyone is jumping ship. i.e. little requests and never a reply to emails.
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sdrplay
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Re: New user and interested in supporting SDRplay as a Panadapter

Postby sdrplay » Fri May 13, 2016 4:37 pm

Hi,

We aim to reply to every question we receive. The problem is that this forum is a community forum and not really a place for support. I receive all emails directly sent to software@sdrplay.com and I don't remember seeing any query regarding this.

Let's hit the reset. We don't support a TCP interface but Frank Krippendork has produced play_tcp here: https://github.com/krippendorf/SDRPlayPorts based on the play_sdr application we posted on our github: https://github.com/SDRplay/examples

We support the API if you want to code for the RSP directly, or we can help you with the EXTIO interface if you would prefer that. We have an older version of our plugin on github which would be a good starting point here: https://github.com/SDRplay/ExtIO_SDRplay

The SoapySDR/SoapySDRPlay interface also supports the RSP: https://github.com/pothosware/SoapySDRPlay

If you have any code implementations you would like to discuss or ask us anything about please send an email to software@sdrplay.com - this is the best way to get a quick response. support@sdrplay.com for general RSP support issues.

Best regards,

SDRplay
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va2fsq
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Re: New user and interested in supporting SDRplay as a Panadapter

Postby va2fsq » Fri May 13, 2016 5:37 pm

Ok, so I am sending the emails to the wrong place. Got it.
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