[USRP-users] USRP X310 alternate PCIe host card

Matt Ettus matt at ettus.com
Sun Dec 14 14:27:08 EST 2014

The PCIe to Cabled-PCIe cards should all be interchangeable, so that other
board is probably fine.  In general, those boards should not need their own


On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Timothy Schaffer via USRP-users <
usrp-users at lists.ettus.com> wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone has attempted to use the X310 with a different
> PCIe/MXI host card than the one sold by NI?
> I'm currently using the 10gbe interface which is fine in regards to speed,
> but wasn't aware that Labview integration (reprogram FPGA) was only
> available over the PCIe interface (although to be honest the writing was on
> the wall, I just didn't read it).
> From what I've been able to read so far, it appears that the drivers for
> the PCIe interface are actually for the X3XX and not necessarily the actual
> NI PCIe interface card. It also seems like this card is essentially
> transparent to the operating system. Having never used PCIe expanders
> before I'm just guessing here, wondering if anyone out there has any
> experience with this?
> Specifically I was hoping that I could get by with
> http://www.maxexpansion.com/adapters/pcie-x4 which is roughly $500
> cheaper than the NI route. This has the advantage of saving me enough money
> to purchase 2 x LFTX and 2 x LFRX daughterboards :)
> -Tim
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