USRP-292x transceivers provide relevant, hands-on laboratory learning in RF and communications as part of an affordable teaching solution. NI leverages the power of LabVIEW software and Ettus Research hardware to deliver these affordable software defined radio (SDR) transceivers for accessible communications experimentation in multiple frequency bands.
USRP hardware and LabVIEW software offer students a unique and relevant opportunity to experiment with a wide range of real-world signals in introductory communications and digital communications laboratories. With this solution, students can focus on the practical implementation of theoretical algorithms and real-world impairments earlier in the curriculum.
NI-USRP Driver, LabVIEW, and Toolkits
A LabVIEW development system delivers an ideal way to interface with USRP SDR hardware and develop and explore communications algorithms for processing received signals and synthesizing signals for transmission. The NI-USRP software driver features functions (LabVIEW VIs) for control of one or more connected USRP devices. At a high level, the driver provides LabVIEW VIs for opening sessions, configuring hardware, performing read/write operations, and closing sessions.
USRP-292x Software Radio Kit Contents
-International power supply
-3 m Ethernet cable
-0.3 m SMA-SMA loopback cable
-30 dB SMA inline attenuator
-NI-USRP software driver
-LabVIEW Modulation Toolkit
-LabVIEW MathScript RT Module
-LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit
Optional USRP-292x Accessories (can be purchased separately)
-MIMO sync and data transfer cable (bridges clock and Ethernet connection between two USRP-292x devices)
-2.4 and 5 GHz dual-band vertical antenna