Introducing Ettus USRP B200 series

Experiment with Ettus Research USRP B200 series across a wide range of applications including FM and TV broadcast, cellular, GPS, WiFi, ISM, and more

Digilent is proud to offer Ettus USRP Software Defined Radios Platforms B200 Series. Ettus Research™ is the world’s leading supplier of software-defined radio platforms. The Ettus USRP B200 series covers RF frequencies from 70MHz to 6 GHz, has a Spartan6
FPGA, and USB 3.0 connectivity. The Ettus USRP B200mini delivers a 1×1 SDR/cognitive radio in the size of a business card while Ettus USRP B200 includes the Optional Board Mounted GPSDO (GPS-disciplined, oven-controlled crystal oscillator). The GPSDO provides a high-accuracy 10 MHz reference and 1 PPS signal, which allows developers to build systems that serve applications with an improved frequency accuracy and global timing alignment.

Ettus USRP B200                                                         Ettus USRP B200mini

System Architecture

The integrated RF frontend on the B200 series is designed with the Analog Devices AD9364, a single chip direct conversion transceiver and digital baseband processor, capable of streaming up to 56 MHz of real-time RF bandwidth. The B200 series utilizes one signal chain of the AD9364 allowing it to be bus-powered and reducing software and hardware design complexity. Onboard signal processing and control of the AD9364 is performed by a Spartan-6 XC6SLX75 FPGA connected to a host PC using SuperSpeed USB 3.0. The real-time system throughput is benchmarked at 61.44MS/s quadrature providing the full 56 MHz of instantaneous RF bandwidth to the host PC for additional processing using the GNU Radio SDR design environment.

Software API

The powerful UHD (USRP Hardware Driver) software API reduces the learning curve and provides a quick start experience for new users and longtime hobbyists interested in AM/FM applications, cellular communication, and algorithm exploration. UHD provides both a C/C++ and Python API that supports all USRP products and enables users to efficiently develop applications and then seamlessly transition designs between platforms as requirements expand.

Ettus USRP B200 and USRP B200mini are available in Elfa Distrelec.