http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software-defined_radioCould someone explain what we're talking about in English so us commoners may be enlightened as well?
Conceptually it's not that difficult. Signals that are modulated and sent over the air are picked up by the antenna and fed into a computer that conducts the same signal processing (via software) that a normal radio does (either via software and DSP, or by good old fashioned LRC circuits and oscillator).
Believe me I have the same exact problem. Ettus recently released the E310. Its basically a B210 thats smaller and in a rugged case. Here is mine with some gear I was reverse engineering. The bladeRF on the right provides a size comparison.Drooling over that B210! It's been on my list but I keep getting distracted with "oh look, gun sale!"