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bladeRF - USB 3.0 Software Defined Radio

A project in Santa Clara, CA by Nuand

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A low-cost, open source USB 3.0 Software Define Radio platform with many examples and tutorials to help you experiment with RF.
Backers: 501
Average Pledge Per Backer: $382

Funded: $191,422 of $100,000
Dates: Jan 29th -> Feb 28th (30 days)
Project By: Nuand
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Latest News

April Update

April 6th - via:
Hello backers!    So we have received most of the components needed for the pre-production run (scroll down to see, larger pics with captions are available on our blog at )! There were a few issues with some... (Read More)

End of March Update

March 30th - via:
Hello backers!     This week was rather exciting, we finished sourcing all of the components and it seems like everything is in stock and its way for our pre-production run! There is one caveat, we will only receive some components in the... (Read More)

Weekly update

March 22nd - via:
Hello backers,  As expected, this past week was filled with many component sourcing tasks. We encountered an issue with the availability of one of the power regulators but we were able to quickly find a substitute for it. Otherwise our supply chain... (Read More)

Weekly update (3/16)

March 16th - via:
Hello backers!   As we said last week, this week was going to be spent sourcing components. As of the moment, all of the high risk components are in our posession or in transit, so things are looking good! Once our purchase orders clear and the... (Read More)

Weekly update

March 9th - via:
Hello backers!   We have spent the past week tracking packages, sourcing components with longer lead times, and preparing purchase orders. There don't appear to be any supply chain issues that would affect any of the runs. We hope to have a clear... (Read More)

The forums are up

March 1st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

We made it!

February 28th - via:
Thank you for the support everyone. It has been a hard yet fun and very rewarding road getting to this point. In the coming weeks we are going to mail the beta units to our backers, finish sourcing all of the components for the mass production run,... (Read More)

Upgrades, updates, and new tiers

February 18th - via:
Hello Kickstarter! It's been a busy week, we were going to announce this earlier but it took a while to negotiate with our distributors. The bladeRFs will now ship with RF shields! The shields will have removable tin caps to offer the most flexible... (Read More)

Weekend update!

February 12th - via:
Due to the outpouring of support we saw last week we thought it would be fitting to get a head start on finalizing our mass production plans, so we headed to the PCB manufacturing facility! Ensuring that our design files and test procedure are well... (Read More)

Kickstarter project targets low cost, high performance SDR

February 8th - via:
A new device, the bladeRF USB 3.0 Software Defined Radio, looks as if it could be ideal for experimenting with different wideband transmission standards in the UHF and microwave bands. (Read More)

Thank you!

February 6th - via:
Thank you everyone for the tremendous amount of support you have shown for the bladeRF! It has been amazing to see our initial goal being reached in less than 8 days. Along the way we have been featured by Hackaday, Slashdot, and mentioned by some... (Read More)

bladeRF, your next software defined radio

February 2nd - via:
By now you might have a bit weary of your small and inexpensive TV tuner dongle software defined radio. Yes, using a USB TV dongle is a great introduction to SDR, but it has limited bandwidth, limited frequency range, and can't transmit. (Read More)

Group Kickstarting a High-Bandwidth Software Defined Radio (SDR) Peripheral

February 2nd - via:
TwineLogic writes "Many Slashdot readers have been enjoying the availability of $20 USB radios which can tune in the range of 50MHz-2GHz. These devices, while cheap, have limited bandwidth (about 2MHz) and minimal resolution (8-bit). Nuand, a new start-up from Santa Clara, wants to improve on that. ... (Read More)

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