Maybe it’s because I’m an Amateur Radio Operator, but Software Defined Radio (SDR) has always fascinated me. Now comes the news that the SDR Forum has a Smart Radio Challenge open to students, and Clemson University (just around the corner) made it to the 2nd round.

Interesting comparison of ZigBee and WLAN over at RF Design Line. Each has their target application.

Jack Ganssle’s latest Embedded Muse 144 (back issues here, but it hasn’t yet been posted) talks about implementing a bit banging serial interface, something he wrote about 15 years ago. He would be proud to know I have done this just a few months ago :-)