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SDRplay is a manufacturer for a range of Software Defined Radio (SDR) receivers all based on the Mirics Semiconductor MSi2500[dead link 2020-04-02 ⓘ] which is used in a variety of applications from DVB-T to AM Radio.

Hardware Driver

The SDRplay driver is closed source so it is only available in binary format, it can be downloaded from here or preferably installed from libsdrplayAUR.


Not many applications currently support libmirsdrapi-rsp so it is a good idea to install soapysdr or soapysdr-gitAUR.

The SoapySDRPlay module is also required and is available from soapysdrplayAUR or soapysdrplay-gitAUR

GNU Radio

Users wanting to use the SDRplay with GNU Radio will need to install gr-osmosdr-nonfree-gitAUR.

Other Applications

  • cubicsdrAUR or cubicsdr-gitAUR provides a fully functional and easy to use SDR application.
  • gqrx another easy to use SDR application built on GNU Radio.
  • sdrangel[broken link: package not found] a versatile tool with a nice looking interface, can also decode digital voice

See Also