GNU Radio block for interfacing with various radio hardware
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/* -*- c++ -*- */
* Copyright 2012 Dimitri Stolnikov <>
* GNU Radio is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
* the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option)
* any later version.
* GNU Radio is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
* but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
* GNU General Public License for more details.
* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
* along with GNU Radio; see the file COPYING. If not, write to
* the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street,
* Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
#include <osmosdr/api.h>
#include <osmosdr/pimpl.h>
#include <boost/noncopyable.hpp>
#include <boost/lexical_cast.hpp>
#include <stdexcept>
#include <string>
#include <vector>
#include <map>
typedef std::map<std::string, std::string> string_string_dict_t;
namespace osmosdr {
* Mapping of key/value pairs for locating devices on the system.
* When left empty, the device discovery routines will search
* all available transports on the system (ethernet, usb...).
* The logical device can also be used to pass arguments into
* the transport layer control to set (for example) buffer sizes.
* An arguments string, is a way to represent a device address
* using a single string with delimiter characters.
class OSMOSDR_API device_t : public string_string_dict_t
* Create a logical device from an args string.
* \param args the arguments string
device_t(const std::string &args = "");
* Convert a logical device into a pretty print string.
* \return a printable string representing the device
std::string to_pp_string(void) const;
* Convert the logical device into an args string.
* The args string contains delimiter symbols.
* \return a string with delimiter markup
std::string to_string(void) const;
* Lexically cast a parameter to the specified type,
* or use the default value if the key is not found.
* \param key the key as one of the parameters
* \param def the value to use when key is not present
* \return the casted value as type T or the default
* \throw error when the parameter cannot be casted
template <typename T> T cast(const std::string &key, const T &def) const
if (!this->count(key)) return def;
try { return boost::lexical_cast<T>(this->at(key)); }
catch(const boost::bad_lexical_cast &) {
throw std::runtime_error("cannot cast " + key + " = " + this->at(key));
//! A typedef for a vector of logical devices
typedef std::vector<device_t> devices_t;
* The device interface represents the underyling hardware.
* The api allows for discovery, configuration, and streaming.
class OSMOSDR_API device : boost::noncopyable
* \brief Find logical radio devices attached to the host.
* The device hint should be used to narrow down the search
* to particular transport types and/or transport arguments.
* \param hint a partially (or fully) filled in logical device
* \return a vector of logical devices for all radios on the system
static devices_t find(const device_t &hint = osmosdr::device_t());
} //namespace osmosdr