rtl-sdr package in Ubuntu

librtlsdr-dev: Software defined radio receiver for Realtek RTL2832U (development)
librtlsdr0: Software defined radio receiver for Realtek RTL2832U (library)
librtlsdr0-dbgsym: debug symbols for librtlsdr0
rtl-sdr: Software defined radio receiver for Realtek RTL2832U (tools)
rtl-sdr-dbgsym: debug symbols for rtl-sdr

This package has 0 new bugs and 0 open questions.

Package information

A. Maitland Bottoms
Medium Urgency
Latest upload:

*actual publishing details may vary in this distribution, these are just the package defaults.

Upstream connections


DVB-T dongles based on the Realtek RTL2832U can be used as a cheap SDR, since the chip allows transferring the raw I/Q samples to the host, which is officially used for DAB/DAB+/FM demodulation. The possibility of this has been discovered by the V4L/DVB kernel developer Antti Palosaari.

Bug supervisor: no
Bug tracker: no
Branch: yes

There are no registered releases for the rtl-sdr ⇒ trunk.

The Groovy Gorilla (active development)
0.6.0-3 release (universe) 2020-04-24
The Focal Fossa (current stable release)
0.6.0-3 release (universe) 2020-02-19
The Bionic Beaver (supported)
0.5.3-13 release (universe) 2017-11-24
The Xenial Xerus (supported)
0.5.3-5 release (universe) 2015-10-25
The Trusty Tahr (supported) release (universe) 2014-01-01