GNU Radio Conference 2016

University of Colorado, Boulder
September 12 - 16, 2016

Sponsor GRCon16

Our sponsors are a critical part of making GRCon successful. With a range of sponsor packages to choose from, you can pick the level that fits your goals & budget. Sponsorship space is limited, so get in touch soon!

Diamond Sponsor

Ettus Research

Ettus Research

Ettus Research™, a National Instruments (NI) company since 2010, is the world’s leading supplier of software defined radio platforms, including the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP™) family of products. By supporting a wide variety of development environments on an expansive portfolio of high performance RF hardware, the USRP platform is the SDR platform of choice for thousands of engineers, scientists and students worldwide for algorithm development, exploration, prototyping and developing next generation wireless technologies across a wide variety of applications.

Platinum Sponsors

Analog Devices

Analog Devices designs and manufactures semiconductor products and solutions. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure and connect. ADI has the industry’s largest portfolio of transceivers, data converters, amplifiers, synthesizers, and other high performance RFICs used in SDR Products. The SDR solutions that ADI creates are all open source (hardware, HDL, drivers, GNURadio Blocks), and available under a permissive license for commercial users, students and enthusiast to use or incorporate in their own SDR products. Visit

Corgan Labs

We are Corgan Labs. As a leader within the GNU Radio community, our mission is to empower other engineers and developers to leverage software-defined radio (SDR) technology. We offer training and project consulting services, which are proven to shorten the learning curve and make development teams more productive. If your team is looking to learn the basics of SDR, is struggling to overcome unexpected development challenges, or is considering how to use the latest in SDR technology, we hope to help you through this process.

DRS Signal Solutions

DRS Signal Solutions is a leading provider of high-performance software-definable radios designed with an unsurpassed ability to detect very weak signals in dense and noisy signal environments. DRS is a strong supporter of, and active participant in, the SDR communities and is focused on developing SDR software that runs in open source frameworks such as GNU Radio.  In addition to SDRs, DRS designs HF through SHF tuners, receivers, transceivers and data recorders that are driven by cutting-edge mechanical packaging that yields the best in size, weight and power reductions.

Great Scott Gadgets

Founded in 2010 by security researcher Michael Ossmann, Great Scott Gadgets is a company built on open source principles. In that spirit we make all of our hardware designs, code, and educational content free and open source. HackRF One, our highly capable, low-cost Software Defined Radio platform, has made the advantages of SDR accessible to more people than ever before. Because of our strong commitment to the open source community and our support for GNU Radio, Great Scott Gadgets is pleased to sponsor GRCon16 in our home state of Colorado.

Gold Sponsors


Since its genesis developing the first single chip Reed-Solomon solution for NASA in 1989, Advanced Hardware Accelerators (AHA) has been setting the standard in Forward Error Correction and Lossless Data Compression. In recent years, AHA has expanded into complete embedded modem designs supporting the latest satellite standards (DVB-S2X), RFNoC and IP cores for SDR applications, network packet protection technology, and encryption. AHA Products Group of Comtech EF Data Corporation (NASDAQ:CMTL) is an AS9100 certified manufacturer.

Epiq Solutions

Epiq Solutions is an engineering company focused on developing state of the art software defined radio platforms that push the limits of small form factor and low power consumption. These platforms are used by customers around the world in multiple business sectors, including commercial, research and security/defense applications. In addition to radio platform expertise, Epiq Solutions specializes in developing RF sensing and processing applications that run on these platforms. These applications leverage decades of experience in the commercial cellular industry, enabling unique capabilities that support 2G/3G/4G cellular in addition to other commercial wireless communications standards.

Silver Sponsors

CyberRadio Solutions

CyberRadio’s mission is to deliver rugged hardware solutions that combine wideband RF tuners with embedded FPGA-based signal processing and standard network data interfaces for worldwide connectivity. CyberRadio Solutions GNURadio modules provide seamless open-source software development on all CyberRadio products. The addition of GNURadio modules enable the CyberRadio Solutions product line to support SDR applications. For More information on our GNU Radio Modules please visit us at

HawkEye 360

HawkEye 360 is developing a constellation of formation-flying micro-satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) to execute a unique radio frequency (RF) spectrum monitoring and geolocation capability. The company’s analytics engine generates reports on signals that can be used to track and monitor global transportation networks, detect distress alerts, assist with emergencies and much more. By implementing this exciting new concept, HawkEye 360 will provide highly accurate maritime domain awareness, establish a spectrum inventory, and develop insight into how signals are being used globally.  Preparing for its product launch, HawkEye 360 is poised to address pressing needs of commercial and government customers worldwide.

Hume Center for National Security and Technology

The Hume Center leads Virginia Tech’s research, education, and outreach programs focused on the challenges of cybersecurity and autonomy in the context of national and homeland security. Education programs provide mentorship, internships, scholarships, and seek to address key challenges in qualified US citizens entering federal service. Current research initiatives include cyber-physical system security, orchestrated missions, and the convergence of cyber warfare and electronic warfare. Positions open for graduate students and research faculty, with an emphasis on software defined radio, digital signal processing, and machine learning.

Innovative Integration

Innovative Integration, a Molex Company,  designs and manufactures a variety of products which operate synergistically. Our broad range of XMC and FMC I/O modules support capture and playback of analog signals from DC to 5 GHz, with any number of channels phase-aligned and synchronous. These can be combined with our rugged, embedded PC or SoC single board-computers and custom programmed using our comprehensive Malibu C++ control library and Framework Logic software packages to rapidly deploy unique products for real-time control, wireless communications, medical instrumentation and portable field measurements.  Included within our portfolio is our Digital Transceiver and Digital Receiver series, which is a turnkey solution providing an integrated data logger, digital down conversion (DDC), digital up conversion (DUC), and a spectrum analyzer (FFT) in a compact system. The Digital Transceiver is a turnkey solution providing an integrated data logger, digital down conversion (DDC), digital up conversion (DUC), and a spectrum analyzer (FFT) in a compact system.


Inovonics is the industry leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks for commercial intrusion detection, panic alarm and mobile duress applications. Founded in 1986, the company delivers a reliable, cost-effective and flexible solution for wireless commercial security. Inovonics’ line of wireless end points and scalable repeater network ensure success in any size commercial premise. For more information, visit

Millennium Space Systems

Millennium Space Systems is an industry pace-setter and leader in the design & development of advanced small-to-medium class satellites ranging from 20 kg to over 4,000 kg. Our focus is on delivering to our customers bleeding edge performance space systems and components, significantly faster and more affordably, with the bottom line tenet that it has to work as designed. As part of our vertically integrated satellite design & development infrastructure, we are developing next generation RF capabilities (i.e., user apps and supporting waveforms) on smaller, lower power, lower cost, space-ruggedized SDR platforms. As a proud sponsor of GRCon16, Millennium Space Systems strives to foster cooperation and help to bring together the software defined radio and the satellite communities.

Bronze Sponsors


Avnet is a FORTUNE 500 company and one of the world’s largest global distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 115 countries. From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet brings products, services and solutions to customers that build, sell and use technology, globally.

Consolidated Logic

Founded in 2015 by members of the Configurable Computing Lab at Virginia Tech, Consolidated Logic Incorporated strives to make FPGA design easier. Their signature product currently in development is RDA, Rapid Design Assembly. RDA is a compilation tool capable of rapidly generating programmable bitstreams for modern FPGA devices, lowering the turnaround time between compilations and thus providing a designer with greater design exploration space. RDA has been integrated into GNU Radio to make reconfiguring the Ettus Research X-series USRP family a more streamlined process. RDA is not the only offering though, as Consolidated Logic also provides solutions to your FPGA development needs whether that be in the SDR domain or beyond. We have extensive experience working with RFNoC on the USRP and augmenting GNU Radio with FPGA processing capabilities.


OpenSDR was founded in 2007 to develop tools to make small form factor Software defined Radio (SDR) better and easier. We focus on using the best available tools from the open source community and improving their support for SDR. As a result of this leadership, Philip Balister (OpenSDR’s principal) serves on the OpenEmbedded and Yocto Project boards. OpenSDR will help you develop custom embedded Linux systems for your small form factor SDR. We apply open source methodology to every day problems to develop the best possible solution for your problem. Contact us for training and engineering needs.

O'Shea Research

O’Shea Research is a small engineering research and development group based in Arlington, Virginia specializing in algorithm and system design for high performance software radio, demanding signal processing applications and machine learning for radio automation and other applications. We are strong believers and contributors to Open Source projects including GNU Radio, Keras, gr-eventstream, KeRLym and numerous others core enabling tools and we are available to help you develop your roadmap, system design, application implementation, performance optimization or provide training in these or related areas.

Syncopated Engineering

Syncopated Engineering is a creative solution provider of software applications and embedded systems for wireless communications, signal processing, and data analytics.  Our custom products and solutions include GNURadio-enabled Software Defined Radio (SDR) platforms and hardware acceleration using OpenCL-enabled heterogeneous computing platforms (CPU, GPU and FPGA). We are an Altera OpenCL application developer.  “Embrace the Offbeat”(TM)

Hacking Challenges Sponsor


Launched in 2014, Bastille is pioneering Internet of Things (IoT) security with next-generation security sensors and airborne emission detection, allowing corporations to accurately quantify risk and mitigate 21st century airborne threats. Through its patent-pending, proprietary technology, Bastille helps enterprise organizations protect cyber and human assets while providing unprecedented visibility of wireless IoT devices that could pose a threat to network infrastructure. For more information, visit and follow @bastillenet on Twitter and LinkedIn. ​

Host Sponsors

CU Boulder - Department of Electrical, Computer, & Energy Engineering

The vision at ECEE is to enable technical professionals to distinguish themselves in a globally competitive marketplace. They pursue this goal for their undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and professionals in the community. Both degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

CU Boulder - Department of Computer Science

Led by an award-winning faculty, CU Computer Science has a flexible track-based curriculum allowing students to select specific coursework to meet individual student needs while preparing graduates for careers in any area of computer science. In addition, industry sponsored course projects, internships, and coop opportunities allow students to gain real-world experience before graduation.

CU Boulder - Interdisciplinary Telecom Program

Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) is a highly-integrated and comprehensive program combining technology, policy, and business with hands-on experience. Expand your career by mastering the latest internet technologies, essential business skills, and policy knowledge to achieve success in today’s rapidly changing high-tech world by focusing on Network Engineering, Network Security, Wireless Networking and Telecom Policy & Strategy.