How to interface with DVB-T dongles based on the Realtek RTL2832U

I would like to hook my LimeSDR up to some existing code to analyze some temperature traffic on 433 mhz. Someone pointed me toward and I am wondering what I would need to do to interface limesdr hardware.

Has anyone used limesdr as a plug and play replacement of the Realtek RTL2832U? If so, how? Is this as simple as it seems it should be?

It depends.

For example, if the application is built using GNU Radio and the gr-osmosdr source block, swapping out one for the other should be pretty straightforward and just a question of device strings if it doesn’t auto-detect/select. However, if the application is written to use librtlsdr, it will need to be modified to instead use either the SoapySDR API or LMS API.

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