The bladeRF-wiphy project is an open-source IEEE 802.11 compatible software defined radio VHDL modem. The modem is able to modulate and demodulate 802.11 packets (the protocol WiFi is based on), and run directly on the bladeRF 2.0 micro xA9’s FPGA.

The bladeRF-wiphy coupled with Linux mac80211 allows the bladeRF 2.0 micro xA9 to become a software defined radio 802.11 access point! 802.11 packets (PDUs) are modulated and demodulated directly on the FPGA, so only 802.11 packets are transferred between the FPGA and libbladeRF.


  • IEEE 802.11 compatible FPGA based PHY receiver and transmitter
  • Compatible with bladeRF 2.0 micro xA9
  • Linux mac80211 MAC integration
  • RX and TX monitor mode support
  • Hardware Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) allows quick turn-around time ACKs
  • High-performance equalizer – implements Zero Forcing (ZF) and optionally Decision Feedback Equalizer (DFE)

Modulation schemes

  • DSSS - CCK
  • OFDM - 20MHz (6Mbps, 9Mbps, 12Mbps, 18Mbps, 24Mbps, 36Mbps, 48Mbps, 54Mbps)

Modulation constellations

  • OFDM-16-QAM
  • OFDM-64-QAM

Contact information

Email: [email protected]