With Communications Toolbox™ Support Package for RTL-SDR Radio, you can use MATLAB® and Simulink® to design and prototype systems that process real time wireless signals. For example, you can receive and process wireless signals such as FM radio, airplane surveillance signals (ADS-B), and signals from smart meters (water or energy metering devices). You can also deploy your system on a low cost, single-board computer, such as Raspberry Pi, that has an RTL-SDR attached to it.
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RTL-SDR is a popular, low cost hardware that can receive wireless signals. The RTL-SDR dongle features the Realtek RTL2832U chip, which provides I-Q samples through the USB interface. You can receive and demodulate various wireless signals across a broad frequency range.
Wireless engineers, students, and hobbyists can receive and decode real-world radio signals using Communications Toolbox and RTL-SDR hardware.
Learn about the pricing and licensing options for buying Communications Toolbox and its required products.
This package supports NooElec NESDR radios and other RTL-SDR USB radios featuring RTL2832U chips as listed here. Learn more about receiving and analyzing wireless signals using RTL-SDR and MATLAB by downloading a free ebook.
See the hardware support package system requirements table for current and prior version, release, and platform availability.
View enhancements and bug fixes in release notes.
Download course materials for an Introductory Communication Systems Course using SDR.
Related Hardware Support Views: Communication Devices, Communications Toolbox, MathWorks Supported, MATLAB Product Family, NooElec, Project-Based Learning, Simulink Product Family, Support Package Installer Enabled, Wireless Communications
Support Package Installer installs this support package and all required third-party software. To start the installer, go to the MATLAB toolstrip and click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages. For more information, read the documentation.