DataSoft Announces the Latest Product in a Family of Innovative, Baseband-to-RF, Programmable Software Defined Radio Systems

Microburst, a 3rd generation Software Defined Radio (SDR) Platform from DataSoft, is a small, embedded, high-performance SDR system for enhanced communication capabilities, with high bandwidth and range.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--()--Building on over 5 years of development of both commercial and military SDRs, DataSoft Corporation, a wireless communications product and technology company, today announced the availability of the Microburst SDR System. Microburst is the newest offering in a family of affordable, wide-band, high-performance SDR platforms. Microburst features a full-duplex, wide-band RF transceiver; a digital system featuring the TI OMAP 37x GPP/DSP processor and dual Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGAs; and a front end module, all operating in an open-source Linux-based environment and packaged in a ruggedized (IP67/68) package. External interfaces include Bluetooth; Wi-Fi; a commercial GPS receiver providing location, time, and an accurate 1-PPS output; 10/100 Ethernet; USB; external clock input/outputs; audio input/outputs; micro-SD card; and a Digital Visual Interface (DVI).

Measuring 6” x 6” x 1.75”, covering 30 MHz to 3800 MHz, with programmable RF bandwidths from 1.5 MHz to 28 MHz, Microburst offers advanced SDR capability in a small, rugged, deployable platform.

“The Microburst SDR is a full-duplex reconfigurable COTS solution populated with the latest in low-power components and technologies optimized for size, cost and performance. Microburst responds to the demand for higher-speed processing and improved RF performance with a design that uses the next generation of lower power components,” says Rod Kronschnabel, Hardware Team Director at DataSoft.

Microburst arrives with a pre-integrated, packaged Linux-based OS environment with a full Software Development Kit (SDK), programming and waveform examples, a seamless connection to industry-standard algorithm and waveform development tools such as Matlab and GNU Radio, a quick start guide, and full documentation.

A separate Microburst SDR Development System is available for algorithm and waveform development, offering numerous test points, software data probes, Matlab/GNU Radio interfaces, high-speed data transfer via 100/1G Ethernet, and 15 user-defined discrete I/O pins, all operating in an open-source Linux-based environment and packaged in a lightweight metal enclosure. Algorithms and waveforms developed on the Microburst Development Platform run directly on the Microburst SDR; very little porting is required.

Pricing and Availability:

Microburst will debut at MILCOM12 in Orlando, Florida, October 29-November 1, 2012. Please visit DataSoft in booth 114 for demonstrations of the Microburst Development Platform and other wireless communications solutions. The Microburst Development System is available in December 2012, while the Microburst SDR is available in January 2013; contact DataSoft for information on advanced orders and pricing.

About DataSoft:

DataSoft develops products for Wireless Communication Systems and Information Technology. Our products are used for R&D, rapid prototyping, waveform development & porting, technology demonstration, network intrusion protection, SCA API compliance verification, test automation, and system integration. Our technology helps customers reduce development costs and improve time-to-market. For additional information, visit our web site at


DataSoft Corporation
Amy Corman, 480-763-5777 x447

Release Summary

Microburst, a 3rd generation SDR platform from DataSoft, is a small, embedded, high-performance SDR system for enhanced communications capabilities, with high bandwidth and range.


DataSoft Corporation
Amy Corman, 480-763-5777 x447