Raspberry Pi 3 Image updated (V0.3) adds support for RPi3B+

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Raspberry Pi 3 Image updated (V0.3) adds support for RPi3B+

Post by sdrplay » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:39 pm

We have updated the Raspberry Pi 3 image to include support for the Raspberry Pi 3 B+.

If you have the 0.2 image running on Raspberry Pi B then there is no need to update to this image. No software has been updated.

The current list of software included on the image is:

(built on November 26th 2017)

SoapySDR/SoapySDRPlay, SoapyRemote, ADS-B (dump1090), CubicSDR and SDR-J DAB receiver*

*SDR-J has not had specific RSP1A added, but may still work.

Please note: This is a complete OS with software image. Writing the image to a micro SD card will wipe the micro SD card of any other data that is on there, so we recommend you make sure you have backed up any data on your existing micro SD card or you use a new micro SD card.


1. Download image from here:

http://www.sdrplay.com/software/SDRplay ... 0.3.img.7z (2.15 GB)

2. Extract the contents of the compressed file. This will extract to a .img file which will be about 7.3 GB

3. Use an image writer such as Win32DiskImager (https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager) to put the image onto the micro SD card.
WARNING: Please make sure that you use the correct drive letter for the micro SD card. The image writing software will completely remove any data that is on the destination media.

That's it - put the micro SD card into the Raspberry Pi 3 micro SD card slot and boot the system. Allow the system to fully boot and you will see a GUI that will allow you to run each of the applications or read further information.

We also recommend that you use an active cooling system on your Raspberry Pi 3 to avoid any issues with over heating. In our tests, we have used heatsinks and a fan in a case. The CPU speed will be throttled if the temperature gets too hot, so for optimum use this is really recommended. These cases are available at reasonable prices from many Raspberry Pi stores.

If you are a developer of software that supports the RSP and you would like to be included on the image that we will release periodically, please contact us at software@sdrplay.com

We are aware of other software that we are looking to get onto the next release such as Pothos and more SDR-J software. We will work with developers on any issues we've seen during this process so that we can get them onto future images.

Best regards,

SDRplay Support

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