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Software-Defined Radio Workshops

For those attending the PlutoSDR workshop, hosted by ADI, MathWorks and RichardsonRFPD. In order to make your experience better (less installing software while others are using the hardware) please have the following software installed on your machine:

All attendees should have received instructions to install MATLAB. If not, please use this this link and then install the support package. You will also need some additional software from ADI. Please install libIIO, libad9361, and IIO-Scope based on your operating system:

  1. Windows
    1. The PlutoSDR driver. Download the latest PlutoSDR-M2k-USB-Drivers.exe file.
    2. The libiio Library. Download the latest libiio-xxxxx-windows-setup.exe file.
    3. IIO-Scope. Download the latest adi-osc-setup.exe file.
  2. Linux
    1. The libiio Library : Pick your Linux distribution from the list here.
    2. libad9361-iio library : You will need the library.
      • Instructions for building it are here.
    3. IIO-Scope: Linux users will need to build from source. Build instructions are here. You can skip the build of libiio and libad9361-iio steps, since you already did that.
  3. MAC
    1. The libiio Library : Select the PKG closest to your version of macOS for libiio v0.17. High Sierra 10.13.6 or Sierra 10.12.6. Mojave will work fine with the High Sierra release.
    2. The libad9361 Library : macOS Version
    3. IIO-Scope: use brew.
      brew install tfcollins/homebrew-formulae/i-i-o-oscilloscope
      • To launch IIO-Scope run this from a terminal:
For macOS you must use libiio v0.17 since the binaries for libad9361 was built against that release. If you have already built IIO-Scope with a newer release, the libraries must be downgraded first then IIO-Scope should be built again

Additionally, the instructions for installing RF Blockset Models for Analog Devices RF Transceivers can be found here.


If you would like to come by the earlier in the morning before 9am, and check out things with your hardware, it would be appreciated.

If you run into any questions while downloading, or building, please ask on the Pluto Support Forum at ADI's Engineerzone, where all workshop developers answer questions .


Lab files and lab documents:


sdrseminars.txt · Last modified: 16 May 2023 19:39 by Jon Kraft