As part of my quest to build a portable Portsdown TX with Analogue and digital RX I'm trying to ascertain what the minimum spec is for the computer to run Minitioune. The hope is to run it on a single board PC, maybe a Lattepanda. For this I'd like your help please with what lowish spec hardware you have tried it on, and how it went?
The lowest I have tried so far as it is the lowest I own, is the following
AMD AthlonXP 3000+ (2.1GHz, single core, 64 bit)
Windows XP, SP3
Some old Radeon Video card maybe 3000 series.
CPU useage was 75-98% while running, no problems seen in the decoded video/audio etc.
Particularly interested if you have used any of the quad core Atom cpu's, as the Lattepanda uses one, a Z8350
I have a linx 8 tablet which works well, remote desktop to it for control in a remote rack or use it normally when portable, i'm sure there are newer equivalent tablets with Atom cpu.
Its on its way
It can run SDR# (old version) with my RSP1 at 1.5 MHz BW and that uses 80% of the processor. It 'works' at 8MHz BW too but with the processor pegged at 100% I suspect any audio received will be a bit choppy. It runs Minitioune fine, using around 50% processor on my RPI ugly signal. Next thing to try is my Lime SDR but that is a major PITA to install, need to read about getting SDRAngel on board and compiled. Big benefit is the USB3 port, required for the Lime. Other than that, its an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 CPU @ 1.44 GHz, although the task manager shows it as running 1.66. 'Turbo' I guess.
My Minitioner works fine with my Lenovo G50 laptop running Windows 10. It also runs on an old netbook on Windows 7 but with aspect ratio problems.
On impulse, I bought a 8.9 inch "Connect Tablet PC" at the Newark Hamfest. It came with very little information but runs Windows 10 seemingly quite well.
Do these work with Mimitioner and what lead do I need to connect to the micro USB port? Apparently there is no such animal as a Micro USB to Micro USB cable!
Any help would be much appreciated.
Let us know if it works.
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