HackRF: A Low Cost Software Defined Radio Platform

Presented at ToorCon San Diego 14 (2012), Oct. 20, 2012, 10 a.m. (50 minutes)

The HackRF project is developing an open source design for a low cost Software Defined Radio (SDR) transceiver platform. SDR technology allows a single piece of equipment to implement virtually any wireless technology (Bluetooth, GSM, ZigBee, etc.), and we hope the availability of a low cost SDR platform will revolutionize wireless communication security research and development throughout the information security community. ToorCon will be the beta release of the first HackRF hardware design. Attend the talk to find out how you can get your hands on hardware to participate in the beta test.


  • Jared Boone
    Jared Boone is a life-long hardware hacker who loves exploring the boundaries and implications of technology. He owns a small open-source hardware company that aims to put new technology in the hands of the curious.
  • Michael Ossmann
    Michael Ossmann is a wireless security researcher who makes hardware for hackers. He founded Great Scott Gadgets in an effort to put exciting, new tools into the hands of innovative people.