===================================================== New Product Announcements from Ettus Research ===================================================== We are very excited to announce the immediate availability of the latest low cost Software Radio product from Ettus Research, the USRP(tm) B100. The B100 has the following features: - USB 2.0 interface - Xilinx Spartan 3A-1400 FPGA - Compatibility with our entire daughterboard family - Fully supported by UHD drivers - Dual 64 MS/s 12-bit ADCs - Dual 128 MS/s 14-bit DACs - Onboard TCXO for precise frequency control - 10 MHz and 1 PPS inputs for external references - Flexible clocking from 10 MHz to 64 MHz - 8 MHz of RF bandwidth with 16 bit samples - 16 MHz of RF bandwidth with 8 bit samples The price is $650 each, and the B100 is in stock and ready to ship. ===================================================== The USRP E110 has a larger FPGA (Spartan 3A-DSP 3400) than the E100, but is otherwise the same. This is perfect for those who wish to offload DSP operations from the main ARM processor. Both the E100 and E110 are now fully compatible with the GPSDO. The price of the USRP E110 is $1500 and the E100 is $1300. Both the E100 and E110 are in stock and ready to ship. ===================================================== As always, you can purchase all of our products through: http://www.ettus.com/order and you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions. Thanks, Matt Ettus President, Ettus Research LLC
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========================================================================= Ettus Research is proud to announce that the SBX transceiver daughterboard is now available for purchase. The SBX has the following performance characteristics: - 400 MHz to 4.4 GHz frequency coverage - +16 to +20 dBm TX output power, with 32dB of power control range - 0 dBm IIP3 on Receive - 5-7 dB NF below 3 GHz, 7-10 dB NF between 3 and 4 GHz, 10-13 dB NF between 4 and 4.4 GHz. - Full duplex capable - Fully supported by the UHD driver system - Works with the entire USRP family (*) (*) USRP1 systems with serial number lower than 500 will need a modification to work with the SBX. All other USRP1, USRP2, N200, N210, E100, and E110 systems will work without modification, as long as you are using the UHD drivers. You can see a picture of the SBX here: http://www.ettus.com/images/SBX.JPG The SBX costs $475 and can be purchased from our Orders web page: http://www.ettus.com/order ========================================================================= Matt Ettus President, Ettus Research LLC
====================================================================== The USRP N200 is now available for purchase from Ettus Research. The differences between the USRP N200 and N210 are as follows: USRP N200 ========= Cost: $1500 Spartan 3A-DSP 1800 84 Multipliers 84 Block RAMs Works with the free version of Xilinx ISE tools (WebPack) USRP N210 ========= Cost: $1700 Spartan 3A-DSP 3400 126 Multipliers 126 Block RAMs Works only with the pay version of Xilinx ISE tools From an application point of view, both the N200 and N210 have the same behavior and will work with the UHD. No software changes are necessary to switch between them (or the USRP2 when used with UHD). If you never intend to modify the FPGA from the standard build or you are certain you won't need more FPGA resources than the N200 has, you can save $200 by getting the N200 instead of the N210. For those doing more elaborate designs in the FPGA, we recommend the N210. The N200 and N210 are intended to replace the USRP2, which is currently on Last Time Buy status. ====================================================================== Thanks, Matt Ettus
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====================================================================== We are pleased to announce three new products for use with the USRP family of Software Defined Radios. 1) GPSDO Kit 2) TVRX2 Daughterboard 3) SBX Daughterboard ====================================================================== 1) GPSDO Kit The GPSDO is a GPS-disciplined oscillator, which uses a GPS receiver to steer the frequency of the master oscillator with very high accuracy. This can be used to synchronize devices over large distances without direct connections between them. This frequency becomes the primary reference of your USRP N200 or USRP N210. It also provides a 1 pulse-per-second (1PPS) signal which is used to steer your USRP to within 50 ns of UTC time. The GPS serial output is connected as well, so the exact time can be used by your application. The full functionality of the GPSDO is handled by the UHD, so applications can take advantage of these new capabilities immediately. The master oscillator, an OCXO, is accurate to 25 ppb when there is no GPS signal, so this can be used as a precise reference even if a GPS antenna is not available. The GPSDO kit includes all the necessary cabling to connect it to your USRP N200 or N210. It does not include a GPS antenna, but should work with any commonly available active GPS antenna. The price is $750, and it is shipping now. ====================================================================== 2) TVRX2 Daughterboard The TVRX2 daughterboard replaces the original TVRX. It is a dual receiver covering 50 MHz to 860 MHz. There are 2 entirely separate receivers which can be used simultaneously, either on the same or different frequencies, each with a bandwidth of up to 9 MHz (thus allowing use with DVB-T). The TVRX2 is also MIMO capable, since its clock is synchronized with the master system clock. It is fully supported by the UHD, but not the older drivers, and will work with all of our motherboards. To summarize, the differences between the TVRX2 and original TVRX: - TVRX2 has dual receivers - TVRX2 is MIMO capable - TVRX2 covers a wider bandwidth (9 MHz vs 6 MHz) - TVRX2 is smaller and has plain SMA connectors The TVRX2 costs $200 and will ship at the beginning of April. ====================================================================== 3) SBX Daughterboard The SBX daughterboard is a wideband transceiver similar to the WBX. It covers the 400 MHz to 4.4 GHz frequency range. It has 32dB of transmit power control and output power of 50 to 100 mW (17-20dBm). It is capable of full duplex operation and is fully supported by the UHD, so it will work with all of our motherboards, from the original USRP1 to the latest USRP N210 and E100. The SBX costs $475 and will ship in April. ====================================================================== Thanks for your time, Matt Ettus President, Ettus Research LLC
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=========================================================================== Ettus Research Product Announcement November 22nd, 2010 1> USRP E100 Now on Sale 2> USRP N210 Shipping Early 3> SDR'10 Conference and GNU Radio Meeting =========================================================================== 1> USRP E100 Now on Sale We are pleased to introduce another new addition to the USRP family of products. The USRP E100 software radio is an embedded stand-alone system powered by the combination of a Gumstix Overo board with 720 MHz OMAP3 (containing both an ARM Cortex A8 processor & TI C64x+ DSP) and a Xilinx Spartan 3A-DSP1800 FPGA. The USRP E100 series runs a full distribution of Linux enabling both development and deployment without the need for a host computer. The analog baseband is has dual 64 MS/s 12-bit ADCs, and dual 128 MS/s 14-bit DACs. Other exciting new features: - Works with all of our daughterboards - Flexible clocking -- The user can choose (at run time) a convenient clock rate, which is typically a multiple of the symbol time. For example, the user can set the clock to 52 MHz for GSM applications, 61.44 MHz for UMTS, or 64 MHz for general purpose applications. - An on-board TCXO keeps the master clock and RF signals within a couple of parts per million. - The master reference can be locked to an external 5 or 10 MHz reference - The large Spartan 3A DSP FPGA allows for accelerating significant parts of the signal flow - The UHD drivers work on the USRP E100, so existing UHD-enabled applications should work out-of-the-box. - USRP 2.0 Host and On-The-Go ports, for keyboard and mouse, or extra storage - Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) networking - HDMI Video output for hooking up a monitor - Audio in and out for voice applications The introductory price for the USRP E100 is $1300, and shipments will start in mid December. =========================================================================== 2> USRP N210 Shipping Early The recently announced USRP N210 will be shipping in early December, about 2 weeks earlier than expected. =========================================================================== 3> SDR'10 Conference and GNU Radio Meeting The SDR'10 Conference will be held from November 30th through December 3rd. Like last year, Ettus Research will be sponsoring a GNU Radio Meeting, which will now be a formal part of the program on Wed December 1st. You do not need to attend the rest of the conference to attend this meeting. http://conference.wirelessinnovation.org Ettus Research will also have a booth in the Expo area of the conference, and we will be demonstrating both the USRP E100 and N210. =========================================================================== Thanks for your time, Matt Ettus President, Ettus Research LLC
Ettus Research Announcements November 2010
1> USRP Nominated for Technology of the Year! 2> USRP N210 Product Announcement 3> DBSRX2 Product Announcement 4> RFX2200 Product Announcement 5> Rackmount Product Announcement 6> UHD Driver status 7> New Simulink Drivers for the USRP2 8> New Mailing List 9> DBSRX and TVRX End of Life 10> SDR'10 Conference and GNU Radio Meeting
1> USRP Nominated for Technology of the Year!
The USRP Family of Products has been nominated for the 2010 Technology of the Year award from the Wireless Innovation Forum. We are very honored to have the USRP family be nominated from among the many exciting products and technologies in the Software Radio field.
Members of the Wireless Innovation Forum may cast their vote online for the winner here:
Votes need to be in by 12 Pacific Time on Friday Nov 12th.
2> USRP N210 Product Announcement
The USRP N210 software radio system builds on the success of the USRP2, offering higher performance and increased flexibility. The N210 offers the following improvements over the USRP2:
- Xilinx Spartan 3A-DSP3400 FPGA - on-board TCXO frequency reference - Flash configuration memory. - An improved ADC (still 14 bits, 100 MS/s)
The flash memory replaces the SD card used on the USRP2, and is reprogrammable over the network. The N210 is usable with our entire line of daughterboards.
The USRP N210 introductory price is $1700, and orders placed now will ship in mid- to late- December.
The USRP2 will continue to be available for those who cannot use the N210, but lead times may be longer.
3> DBSRX2 Product Announcement
The DBSRX2 is now shipping. It has the same price ($150) and features as the original DBSRX, including an 800 MHz to 2.4 GHz frequency range, with the following improvements:
- Better phase noise - No modifications necessary to use with the USRP2
The DBSRX2 works with all USRP motherboards, including USRP1, USRP2, and USRP N210. The DBSRX2 requires the use of the UHD drivers.
Please see below for status of the original DBSRX.
4> RFX2200 Product Announcement
The RFX2200 is now shipping. This transceiver covers 2.0 GHz to 2.45 GHz, has 50+ mW output power, and is otherwise similar to the other members of the RFX-series. It is full duplex capable, and is ideal for use in the satellite up and downlink bands. It costs $275 and works with all USRP systems.
5> Rackmount Product Announcement
We are now selling a rack mount frame for the USRP2 and USRP N210 products. This frame allows 4 systems to be mounted in a standard 19" rack, occupying 3 Units of space. It costs $250. You can see a picture of it here:
6> UHD Driver status
The UHD is now the preferred driver system for all USRP products. It supports all of our hardware, and works well with GNU Radio as well as other software packages. It is strongly recommended that users migrate their applications to the new system. More information about the UHD can be found here:
7> New Simulink Drivers for the USRP2
The MathWorks latest version (release R2010b) of Communications Blockset™ for Simulink® now ships with receiver and transmitter interface blocks to the USRP2. These blocks allow engineers to speed development of communications systems in a design environment that streams real world signals to and from the USRP2 radio. More information can be found here:
8> New Mailing List
We have created a new mailing list for users of USRP hardware who use it with software other than GNU Radio. This is the preferred support forum for use of USRPs with Simulink, LabVIEW, or custom software. Subscription information and archives can be found here:
9> DBSRX and TVRX End of Life
A key part in the original DBSRX has been designated as "End Of Life" by its manufacturer, and so we will need to do the same with the DBSRX. We recommend that any users wishing to purchase the original DBSRX purchase the DBSRX2 instead. If there is some reason that the DBSRX2 will not work for you, please contact you and we will be more than happy to get you one of the original DBSRX units, but there may be a limited supply of these available.
A key part in the TVRX has been discontinued by its manufacturer and we can no longer obtain them. We will continue to sell our existing stock of the TVRX for as long as it remains, but we will not be able to build any more. A replacement product, the TVRX2, will be available in early 2011.
10> SDR'10 Conference and GNU Radio Meeting
The SDR'10 Conference will be held from November 30th through December 3rd. Like last year, Ettus Research will be sponsoring a GNU Radio Meeting, which will now be a formal part of the program on Wed December 1st. You do not need to attend the rest of the conference to attend this meeting.
Ettus Research will also have a booth in the Expo area of the conference.
Thanks for your time, Matt Ettus President, Ettus Research LLC