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

William Cox wccox at ncsu.edu
Mon Nov 22 09:51:35 EST 2010


>We also will be making a formal announcement very soon about the USRP E100
and USRP E110 which will be embedded radio >systems with 2 different sizes
of FPGA.

Can you give us any sneak-peek details on the Embedded system? What
processor/form factor?
I ask because I'm working on putting together a system like this now ... the
E100 might save me a lot of trouble.
Thanks!
-William


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Matt Ettus <matt at ettus.com> wrote:

> On 11/16/2010 05:12 PM, Steve Mcmahon wrote:
>
>> Hello Matt:
>>
>> Why the name "USRP N210" instead of just "USRP3"? I just want to
>> understand the new naming scheme. You imply that the N210 is but the
>> first in a series of future N200-family devices. Could you comment on
>> your plans for these devices? What is the product roadmap for the
>> N220, N230, etc.? Thanks.
>>
>> Steve McMahon
>>
>
>
> Steve,
>
> Thanks for the question.  Even internally we get confused about the new
> naming scheme.
>
> Each product number is one letter and 3 digits.  The letter denotes how the
> device is attached to the computer --
>        "B" stands for bus (i.e. USB)
>        "N" for network (ethernet in this case)
>        "E" for embedded computer
>
> The first digit roughly indicates a product generation.  In this case, 2
> for the 2nd generation of our network devices.
>
> The 2nd digit indicates option levels.  In this case "1" indicates the
> larger S3A-3400 DSP FPGA.
>
> The third digit indicates major revisions.  In this case we are on the
> zeroth revision.
>
>
> Had this naming system been around when the USRP1 was introduced, it would
> have been called the USRP B100.  There's no point in renaming it now, so
> we'll continue calling it the USRP1.  Similarly, the USRP2 would have been
> called the USRP N100, but we won't be renaming it.
>
> There is a USRP N200 planned for March which will have a smaller Spartan 3A
> DSP 1800 FPGA instead of the 3400 in the already-announced N210. This will
> cost $200 less than the N210 because of the smaller FPGA.
>
> We also will be making a formal announcement very soon about the USRP E100
> and USRP E110 which will be embedded radio systems with 2 different sizes of
> FPGA.
>
>
> We have other products in development which will further exercise this new
> naming system :)
>
> Matt
>
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