From Bits to Waves – Building a Modern Digital Radio


Welcome to Bits2Waves, a 1-day experience on building your own modern, digital radio. You will learn how modern radios work, from communication theory to fabricating microwave PCBS to measurements with our mini-VNA.  At the end you will complete a 950 MHz QAM radio.

Below is the radio you will build.


A Bits2Waves transmitter. From left to right: 950 MHz Antenna  (genetic designed single wire), power amplifier, Wilkinson combiner, two double-balanced mixers and a branchline coupler (for quadrature LO).

Below is a tutorial video on modern digital radios, modulation and this workshop. Please watch for an overview. You can continue to the Getting Started page and return later to watch.