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hackrf_max2837(1) User Commands hackrf_max2837(1)


hackrf_max2837 - chip register read/write tool


The HackRF project started by Michael Ossmann and Jared Boone to build software radio peripheral using Free Software and Free Hardware design. Care was taken to only use electronic components with published documentation (no NDAs!) and to avoid software libraries without open source licenses.

Jawbreaker is the first complete HackRF platform, a wideband software radio transceiver with a USB interface.

This application lets the user control the max2837 chip.


hackrf_max2837 [OPTIONS]


-n, --register <n>: set register number for subsequent read/write operations
-r, --read: read register specified by last -n argument, or all registers
-w, --write <v>: write register specified by last -n argument with value <v>


hackrf_max2837 -n 12 -r # reads from register 12
hackrf_max2837 -r # reads all registers
hackrf_max2837 -n 10 -w 22 # writes register 10 with 22 decimal


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Other hackrf programs:

hackrf_cpldjtag(1), hackrf_info(1), hackrf_rffc5071(1), hackrf_si5351c(1), hackrf_spiflash(1), hackrf_transfer(1)


This manual page was written by Maitland Bottoms for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


Copyright (c) 2013 A. Maitland Bottoms <>

This program 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 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

2013.07.1 HACKRF