Flex-6000 Architecture Explained – Steve Hicks N5AC Presentation 2 - December - 2012Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, Flex-6000, K9ZW.
Tags: Flex-6000, Flex-Radio, K9ZW
An excellent presentation on the new Flex-6000 Signature Series by Steve Hicks N5AC, Vice President Engineering, Flex Radio Systems as filmed by HamRadioNow.
Direct Link to the YouTube Flex-6000 Presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCdxAmMsoC4
This Autumn 2012 presentation touches on the vast potential the new Flex-6000 Radio Series will offer. Some interesting tidbits that come out in the presentation are:
- Internally the Flex-6000 series will use a form of Linux
- Many of the components of the Flex-6000 have been in Government Flex Radio products for years
- Flex Radio was an advance recipient of some of the hardware chips, in some cases a year ahead of market
- Confirmed is the first release of PowerSDR will be local network (not “remote”), which had been previsouly announced
- Protecting use from ourselves from third-party programming issues in a fully open software architecture is an issue Flex Radio is still working through
Every Q & A session something neat things come up – at this presentation the idea of other internet users “listening in” to a Flex-6000 QSO in progress over the internet was brought up. Another cool idea!
(Note – Retroactively I’m introducing a Flex-6000 Category for readers to search this blog archives. Will start going back and adding the Category to older posts shortly.)