Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Jawbreaker Components Ready to Ship

The last components needed for the HackRF Jawbreaker beta production are now ready to ship to China for manufacturing. Unfortunately some additional delay caused us to run into Chinese New Year (bane of electronics designers), so the parts will not be shipped until after the extended holiday. This means that assembly will start around the end of February. I should have the finished boards in March.

Meanwhile work continues on the software. We have fixed a few bugs and now are able to operate at 16 million quadrature samples per second (and still hoping for a little more). Currently, thanks to Benjamin Vernoux and helpful denizens of our IRC channel, we are fixing some bugs in libhackrf on Windows. Although our primary development focus is on Linux, we hope to support other popular operating systems too.

The delay has given me time to focus on some other projects as well. It is going to be a fun year!