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GNU Radio Alternatives

GNU Radio is described as 'free & open-source software development toolkit that provides signal processing blocks to implement software radios' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to GNU Radio for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and BSD. The best alternative is CubicSDR, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNU Radio are SDR#, Gqrx, Universal Radio Hacker and inspectrum.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. CubicSDR icon

    CubicSDR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CubicSDR is a cross-platform Software-Defined Radio application which allows you to navigate the radio spectrum and demodulate any signals you might discover.

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    CubicSDR v1.2.0-alpha showing 20 MHz bandwidth of HackRF One
  2. SDR# icon

    SDR#

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SDR# (SDRSharp) is a popular, simple, fast and extensible Software Defined Radio program written from scratch in C# to experiment new Digital Signal Processing techniques and push the Microsoft .NET Framework to its limits.

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  3. Gqrx icon

    Gqrx

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Gqrx is a software defined radio receiver powered by the GNU Radio SDR framework and the Qt graphical toolkit. It supports many of the SDR hardware available, including Funcube Dongles, rtl-sdr, HackRF and USRP devices.

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  4. Universal Radio Hacker icon

    Universal Radio Hacker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Universal Radio Hacker (URH) is a software for investigating unknown wireless protocols.

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    Get the data out of raw signals
  5. inspectrum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    inspectrum is a tool for analysing captured signals, primarily from software-defined radio receivers.

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  6. SDR++ icon

    SDR++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SDR++ is an open source, cross platform, C++ based GUI general receiver program for various SDRs including the RTL-SDR.

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  7. Simulink icon

    Simulink

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Simulink® is a block diagram environment for multidomain simulation and Model-Based Design. It supports simulation, automatic code generation, and continuous test and verification of embedded systems.

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  8. HDSDR

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    HDSDR is a freeware Software Defined Radio (SDR) program for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Typical applications are Radio listening, Ham Radio, SWL, Radio Astronomy, NDB-hunting and Spectrum analysis.

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    Receiving the whole 15m band with HDSDR and Perseus under Windows8 64bit.
  9. MuPhyN icon

    MuPhyN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Python

    Multi Physical Nexus is a new software that allows the user to create visual diagram and print charts or export data in files. It is already well working, but it is still under developpement and does not include all the simulink features.

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    As you may see, it allows the user to create reatroaction simulation.
  10. sdrangelove icon

    sdrangelove

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A graphical application for showing the Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) as graph and waterfall diagram of the radio spectrum retrieved by Software Defined Radio (SDR) devices supported by GrOsmoSDR. Plugins enable demodulating a selected signal.

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    Spectrum showing GSM signals
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