openmoko and gnuradio

Ian Stirling OpenMoko at
Fri Jul 6 19:04:16 CEST 2007

Juan Cañete wrote:
> Hi people,
> i've just find out this amazing project, and one thing i wonder is if there
> should be posible (or maybe openmoko is thinking already about this) to
> design a mobile phone with the necesary hardware to run gnuradio. with that
> kind of architecture we could access all the rf spectrum so we could have a
> really evil machine... :P

While in principle possible, you do realise that digital radio takes 
several to many thousand times the power that a special purpose radio takes?

For example, you can get FM stereo receivers that will work off 1.8V at 
a milliamp or two.

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