Microsoft Research Open Sources Sora, A High-Performance Software Radio Project

Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research today announced that their high-performance software radio project Microsoft Research Software Radio (Sora) is now open sourced through GitHub. The aim of this project is to develop the most advanced software radio possible, capable of implementing the latest wireless communication technology easily and efficiently.

Sora was developed to solve this significant challenge. Sora is a fully programmable high-performance software radio that is capable of implementing state-of-the-art wireless technologies (Wi-Fi, LTE, MIMO, etc.). Sora is based on software running on a low-cost, commodity multi-core PC with a general purpose OS, i.e., Windows. A multi-core PC, plugged in to a PCIe radio control board, connecting to a third-party radio front-end with antenna, becomes a powerful software radio platform. The PC interface board transfers the raw wireless (I/Q) signals between the RF front-end and the PC memory through fast DMA. All signals are processed in the software running in the PC.

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