Myriad-RF OTA: Lime Suite 20.01.0, cuSignal Acceleration, MIT’s RFocus, and More
OTA: Lime Suite 20.01.0, cuSignal Acceleration, MIT’s RFocus, and More by Gareth Halfacree
https://myriadrf.org/news/ota-limesuite-20-01-0-cusignal-acceleration-mits-rfocus-and-more/ (sourced and republished from RSS feeds)
The latest OTA from Myriad-RF is out and includes:
- The Lime Suite software bundle has received a significant update, to version 20.01.0, bundling new support for the LimeRFE software-defined front end, improved tuning and PLL locking, and other improvements.
- Over on the Lime Micro blog, details have been posted on the use of the cuSignal Python library to improve SDR performance by offloading work onto a CUDA-compatible graphics processor – including on embedded systems like the Nvidia Jetson Nano.
- Videos of LimeSDR-related presentations made at the SDR Makerspace Conference, a joint initiative of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Libre Space Foundation, late last year have now been published.
- AMSAT, the organisation for amateur satellite operations, has officially declared AMSAT-OSCAR 85 (AO-85) as having reached “end of mission” – nearly five years after it launched.
- Researchers from Ruhr University Bochum and New York University Abu Dhabi have warned of vulnerabilities in 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) and early 5G cellular networks which open them up to the possibility of impersonation attacks on both uplink and downlink connections.
- Separately, security specialists from IOActive have published a white paper detailing serious security failings in LoRaWAN low-power long-range wide-area networks – though admits these are due to implementation issues, rather than inherent to the protocol.
- RTL-SDR has brought our attention to José Carlos Rueda’s work on creating an automated signal fingerprinting system for radio signals, building on a tool originally developed by Joseph Balikuddembe to create an open-source equivalent to song-recognition platform Shazam.
- RTL-SDR has also highlighted a useful tool for anyone working on satellite communications and who has an Android device to hand: Look4Sat, an amateur radio and weather satellite tracker and pass predictor.
- For those interested in the basics of radio-frequency security, Dark Reading’s Curtis Franklin Jr. has penned a beginner’s guide with input from a selection of industry experts.
- Finally, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a means of boosting mobile phone signals by 1,000 percent – by adding antennas to the walls, rather than the device or transmitter.
- Focus On: Luigi Cruz