RTL-SDR, LNA on Dreamcatcher 3?


#1

Does anybody know what receiver and LNA are included on the Dreamcatcher 3 board?
Dreamcatcher 2 had 1ppm TXCO, RTL-SDR, L-band LNA and SAW filter.
What about Dreamcatcher 3?


#2

The DC3 has no SDR so you can not use it for many different things other then Othernet.


#3

The DC3 has no SDR

true

you can not use it for many different things other then Othernet.

false

:slight_smile:


#4

Well…you can not use the receiver part of it as far as i know. Everything else is just a linux pc :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

True, but in theory, its like the original RTL dongle.

Othernet cannot tell us how to use the chip due to patents and licensing, but we were to reverse engineer it on a site not owned by Othernet, then its not Othernet’s legal responsibility anymore.

There are docs as to which chips are used though. It would take someone with skill far beyond mine, but in theory, Kinda like how RTLSDR is a bunch of hacks to access the SDR of dongle, there may be hacks here we have not discovered.


#6

don’t forget the " Dreamcatcher Chat Application

uses the all the radio circuitry