The USRP (Universal Software Radio Peripheral) is a flexible and affordable transceiver that turns a standard PC into a powerful wireless prototyping system. Paired with LabVIEW Communications System Design Software, USRP transceivers help you prototype a wide range of single-channel and MIMO wireless communications systems.

Why Choose USRP

Benefits for Researchers

The USRP and LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite offer a powerful solution for prototyping RF and communications systems. Build a complete wireless communications system using the intuitive LabVIEW programming environment that supports multirate DSP for physical layer communications and helps you integrate .m file scripts and C language algorithms.

Benefits for Educators

Communications education has traditionally been limited to a focus on theory. Now with USRP transceivers, students can gain hands-on experience exploring a communications system with live signals to develop a better understanding of theory and implementation.

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USRP-292x transceivers deliver a flexible and affordable software defined prototyping solution with wide frequency coverage. The LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite offers functions for many common analog and digital modulation techniques and signal processing algorithms optimized for real-world radio signals.

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USRP-293x With GPS Receiver

USRP-293x transceivers are equipped with a GPS-disciplined oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) reference clock. The GPS disciplined OCXO reference clock provides time synchronization, location information, and up to 100 times better frequency accuracy than the standard temperature compensated crystal oscillator.

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From Academic Projects to Real-Life Prototypes

Large cities around the world are plagued with heavy traffic. For patients traveling in ambulances, the arrival time at the medical center is a key factor in their chances of survival. See how USRP hardware and LabVIEW software are used to prototype a system that can save lives.

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Additional Resources

Interested in more SDR platform resources? See below for additional material on how NI tools can help you build next-generation wireless systems and innovate faster.

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