TAPR and iQuadlabs Announce Agreement for Software Defined Radio Components
Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR) and iQuadlabs have announced a sourcing agreement for openHPSDR (High Performance Software Defined Radio) development boards. These include Pennylane, a ½ W transmitter, Mercury, an HF direct-sampling receiver and Magister, an FPGA-based interface controller card. Together these boards can be used to create a high-performance HF SDR transceiver.
Under the new agreement, TAPR will acquire inventory from iQuadLabs, creating a one-stop source for all openHPSDR boards. In addition, iQuadLabs will acquire inventory from TAPR to build pre-configured and tested complete openHPSDR systems. Zephyr Engineering, Inc will continue to manufacture the assembled boards.
Amateurs interested in exploring “next generation” Software Defined Radio will be able to easily purchase openHPSDR components directly from TAPR. And, for the first time in the history of openHPSDR, those who wish to buy a completely assembled and tested radio will have a source at iQuadLabs.
TAPR is a non-profit organization devoted to furthering the development of digital communication technology in the Amateur Radio community. TAPR and ARRL co-sponsor the annual Digital Communications Conference. Last year’s conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland. The 2012 conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.
--our thanks to Scott Cowling, WA2DFI