Octave wrapper for rtl-sdr

Kire Pudsje kirepudsje at gmail.com
Mon May 21 21:24:10 UTC 2012

I wrote for myself an octave wrapper for all functions in the header
file of the rtl-sdr library. Even the async routine generates a
callback to octave functions. The whole is a 1-to-1 mapping of the
functions, I tried to stay as close as possible to the C-library.
I do not know if it just me using octave, but if there is any interest
in this code, I could place it somewhere.

sample code:
pkg load rtlsdr
if rtlsdr_get_device_count()>0
    dev = rtlsdr_open(0);
    rtlsdr_set_sample_rate(dev, samprate);
    rtlsdr_set_center_freq(dev, 100e6);
    rtlsdr_set_tuner_gain_mode(dev, 0);
    buf = rtlsdr_read_sync(dev, nsamples * 2);
    d = (double(buf) - 128) / 128.0;
    d = d(1:2:end) + 1i * d(2:2:end);
    f = (-.5:1/nsamples:.5-1/nsamples) * samprate;
    plot(f, 20*log10(abs(fftshift(fft(d .* blackman(nsamples)') / nsamples))));

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