[USRP-users] Ettus Research Announcements -- Nov 2010

Per Zetterberg perz at kth.se
Sun Nov 14 10:24:56 EST 2010


Sounds great.

Will the USRP2-N210 be supported by UHD from start (software, firmware,
bitstream) ?
Should I anticipate any problems when using a combination of old and new
USRP2s in a MIMO configuration ?

BR/
Per


On Thu, 2010-11-11 at 15:32 -0800, Matt Ettus wrote:
> 
> ===========================================================================
> 
> 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:
> 
> 	http://groups.winnforum.org/p/su/rd/sid=56
> 
> 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:
> 
> 	http://www.ettus.com/images/U2-Rackmount.JPG
> 
> ===========================================================================
> 
> 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:
> 
> 	http://www.ettus.com/uhd_docs/manual/html/
> 
> ===========================================================================
> 
> 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:
> 
> 	http://www.ettus.com/simulink
> 
> ===========================================================================
> 
> 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:
> 
> http://lists.ettus.com/mailman/listinfo/usrp-users_lists.ettus.com
> 
> ===========================================================================
> 
> 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.
> 
> 	http://conference.wirelessinnovation.org
> 
> Ettus Research will also have a booth in the Expo area of the
> conference.
> 
> ===========================================================================
> 
> Thanks for your time,
> Matt Ettus
> President, Ettus Research LLC
> 
> 
> 
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