/. : Software-Defined Radio For $11

Nice job, RTL developers! - MLD


Don’t have $1500 to drop on a USRP? A Linux kernel developer has
discovered that a Realtek digital TV tuner chip has an undocumented mode
that turns it into a software-defined radio, with a frequency range of
64-1700MHz. The going rate for one of these USB devices can be as low as
US$11. If you’re unfamiliar with software-defined radio and have 20
minutes to spare, Balint S. has a great video introduction.