[USRP-users] [UHD 3.7.3] Release Announcement

Ian Buckley ianb at ionconcepts.com
Mon Oct 6 13:04:23 EDT 2014


It's actual an issue of the firmware/configuration image loaded into the FX3 microcontoller that provides the physical USB3 interface which uses Cypress's SDK.
-Ian


On Oct 6, 2014, at 7:41 AM, "Ralph A. Schmid, dk5ras via USRP-users" <usrp-users at lists.ettus.com> wrote:

> This "not so bad" is difficult to tell, maybe it was just some coincidence.
> Maybe I find time to test it more thoroughly. 
> 
> So it is an issue of the FPGA image?
> 
> Ralph.
> 
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: USRP-users [mailto:usrp-users-bounces at lists.ettus.com] On Behalf Of
>> Martin Braun via USRP-users
>> Sent: Monday, October 6, 2014 3:55 PM
>> To: 'USRP-users at lists.ettus.com'
>> Subject: Re: [USRP-users] [UHD 3.7.3] Release Announcement
>> 
>> Ralph,
>> 
>> first of all thanks for being so cooperative on this issue.
>> 
>> To recap: As far as we know, the current images on master branch have a
>> bug with some boards, which is due to the SDK version we compiled with.
>> On these boards, streaming will fail pretty soon at high rates (a few
>> minutes if streaming at max rate).
>> This is a known issue, and as mentioned, we'll have a fix very soon.
>> 
>> On maint branch on the other hand, we are not certain there's a bug, as
>> reports have been inconclusive, and we were not able to reproduce this
>> in our lab. We know for a fact that there are *many* buggy USB3 chipsets
>> out there (your's is, as far as we know, not one of them).
>> Maybe VM's exacerbate this issue as well.
>> So, any version of the 3.7 release series should work.
>> 
>> When you say your maint branch has a problem, but not quite so bad, I'd
>> like to know what exactly this means, so we can get down to this problem.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Martin
>> 
>> 
>> On 10/06/2014 03:36 PM, Ralph A. Schmid, dk5ras wrote:
>>> Ok, this sounds at least promising. Yes, at the moment I am using
> master,
>>> maint also had the problem, maybe not that bad, but it is difficult to
> tell
>>> the difference. Is there some older version available at the moment that
>>> does not have this issue, just to check if I really experience the same
>>> issue, and not a completely different issue troubles me? The Balint
> Seeber
>>> ExtIO/HDSDR Windows package works perfectly, over hours of operation
>> without
>>> any crash, on the same machine, directly in the host OS.
>>> 
>>> Chipset is Intel 7 series / C216 family, but I don't know if the VM
> guest
>>> sees the same, or only some generic / vmware thing. Lsusb command
>> shows only
>>> some vmware virtual USB hub stuff.
>>> 
>>> In case it could be useful to test something for you, just let me know.
> I'm
>>> not a coder guy, but I can enter commands and collect logs and such.
>>> 
>>> Ralph.
>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: USRP-users [mailto:usrp-users-bounces at lists.ettus.com] On
>> Behalf Of
>>>> Martin Braun via USRP-users
>>>> Sent: Monday, October 6, 2014 3:01 PM
>>>> To: 'USRP-users at lists.ettus.com'
>>>> Subject: Re: [USRP-users] [UHD 3.7.3] Release Announcement
>>>> 
>>>> Hey Ralph et al,
>>>> 
>>>> there were no major changes in B200 code in this release. However, I
> was
>>>> under the impression that you and others were working with the master
>>>> branch, which has a known issue (for which we will have a fix very
> soon).
>>>> 
>>>> Ralph, apologies if I've asked you this before, but which USB3 chipset
> are
>>> you
>>>> using?
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> M
>>>> 
>>>> On 10/06/2014 09:57 AM, Ralph A. Schmid, dk5ras wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Does it fix the B210 issues? At the moment the B210 is almost unusable
>>>>> for me :) OpenBTS, OpenLTE, gqrx, they all crash after a while, and
>>>>> the .003-RC1 was no big help. Things may have become a bit better with
>>>>> it, but far from being perfect.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Ralph.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>> From: USRP-users [mailto:usrp-users-bounces at lists.ettus.com] On
>>>>>> Behalf Of Martin Braun via USRP-users
>>>>>> Sent: Monday, October 6, 2014 9:42 AM
>>>>>> To: 'USRP-users at lists.ettus.com'
>>>>>> Subject: [USRP-users] [UHD 3.7.3] Release Announcement
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Hi there, USRP users,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> we have just finalized the RC phase of UHD 3.7.3. The new release has
>>>>>> been tagged and pushed. As usual, you can find the tagged version on
>>>>>> our repository at
>>>>>> https://github.com/EttusResearch/uhd/tree/release_003_007_003.
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
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