[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
drivers.

Matt

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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