Another SDR UI option

Douglas Gentges dgentges at
Sat Sep 26 18:13:30 CDT 2009

Another option for a user interface would be the Zii  
(,  It's a very new platform from Creative,  based  
around a system-on-a-module.  ( 
)  It runs both Android, and a custom Linux-based kernel.  It looks to  
be quite a capable system, with dual ARM cores, a dedicated DSP  
engine, DAC/ADC, Video I/O, ethernet, usb2.0, ram/rom, etc... all on a  

Currently, their only shipping platform with any pricing information  
appears to be the Egg, which is $399, so it's not cheap.  It's also a  
consumer-ready device.

Their hardware evaluation board ( 
) looks much more interesting, but they don't have much in the way of  
pricing or ordering information on their site.    The eval board has a  
4.3 inch touchscreen LCD, ethernet, HDMI, 4GB Flash, USB, ATA, SDHC  
slot, audio in/out...

I've e-mailed them for more info on pricing/availability, I'll let you  
all know what I find out.

Doug Gentges

On Sep 26, 2009, at 2:07 PM, Terry Fox wrote:

> I was thinking about the Sony PSP as another alternative for small  
> SDR user interface.  It appears to have Linux ported to it.  Does it  
> have proper I/O capabilities?  I would guess that the graphics and  
> use input devices are adequate.  How about audio input & output?
> There was interest a while back in porting DttSP and other SDR stuff  
> to the PS3 as well.
> Terry
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