I am about to try to build and install GNU Radio 3.3.0 on a Gumstix
Overo Water board. I have seen people on this list working with the
BeagleBoard. I have some questions about this.
- Both the Gumstix Overo Water and the BeagleBoard use a TI OMAP 3530,
which uses an ARM Cortex A8 CPU. Since it contains a single-precision
floating point unit, this should be adequate for running GNU Radio with
floating point support, right?
Here’s more information on the ARM Cortex A8 CPU and the Gumstix:
Should I use the GNU Radio 3.3.0 tarball from the website, or should
I get the very latest code from git? Which git branch should I use?
I know the USRP2 requires a 1Gb Ethernet link, but the Gumstix and
BeagleBoard only support 100 Mbps Ethernet. Is there any way around
this? I am only going to use it for low-bandwidth signals, say around
100e6/500 = 200 kHz sample rates. Does anyone know whether 1 Gb Ethernet
will be supported on the Gumstix or BeagleBoard anytime within the next
The Gumstix Overo Water board uses OpenEmbedded Linux. Can GNU Radio
work under this distribution, or must I use Ubuntu on my Gumstix? (I
don’t even know whether the Gumstix can run anything other than
Thanks a lot for your help!!