[USRP-users] UHD: What do the tx_metadata_t burst parameters mean?

Raj Bhattacharjea rbhattacharjea at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 15:32:23 EDT 2015

Thank you for the references. Those examples give me a vague idea of what
these concepts mean. I certainly can't say I have a precise definition, or
understanding of how the behavior of UHD and/or the USRP will change with
different uses of the burst parameters. I'll carry on by experimentation
with the code and delving into the UHD source. I was hoping that there was
documentation, but it appears that there is not.

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 3:27 PM, <mleech at ripnet.com> wrote:

>  I'd suggest looking at the source for tx_timed_samples.cpp and
> tx_bursts.cpp to get a feel for how this works, as well as tx_waveforms.cpp
> On 2015-04-14 15:00, Raj Bhattacharjea via USRP-users wrote:
>  What is the meaning of various tx_metadata_t fields in UHD? The
> documentation is here:
> http://files.ettus.com/manual/structuhd_1_1tx__metadata__t.html
> This is API documentation explaining what functions and fields exist, but
> it does not tell me much about the concepts this API is implementing. Is
> there some document I'm missing that explains the concepts of metadata in
> UHD, how it is used, and what terms like time_spec and start_of_burst mean,
> precisely? When should a burst be considered to start? To stop? If I send
> 20 pulses of a carrier, each 20 microseconds long and separated by 10
> microseconds, then sleep for 1 second, then do it again, do I have one
> burst per second, or 20? What difference does this metadata even make, the
> samples still go out the TX port regardless of these flags, right? If I
> don't use the burst start and stop metadata correctly, will the state of
> the USRP be somehow invalid when I go to TX again later in my application?
> --
>  Raj Bhattacharjea
> Georgia Institute of Technology
> School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Raj Bhattacharjea
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