What's this got to do with broadband internet on the ham bands? Plenty!
Purchased it at Dayton and they just released the first batch of ver. 1.0.
Spent quite a bit of time with the TAPR folks at Dayton, came away with the impression that we have some brilliant members of our Amateur Radio fraternity (and maybe a few in this email list, too!).
I was blown away by the presentation about this device.
The first slide had a graphic of a spectrum display of -80 db. noise. Just noise.
The second was the same slice of spectrum and with only a 200 ms. delay for computer post-processing (a "normal" home computer will do), the signal was about 10 db. above the noise.
Kicked my butt.
An all-mode 10 Mhz. to 6 Ghz. transceiver, power output about 15 mw. The goal is to get down to 1 Mhz. with full spec.
Totally open source hardware and software.
The future of radio communications? You betcha!
This may be a "toy" at the moment, but most technology starts out this way.
And...the developer has a handheld in the works that runs Android with the same specs.
Looking forward to powering it up, but not before slugging through the huge manual...
Will keep everyone posted.