Create a Custom I/O Configuration for SDR Applications
Compared with other commercial off-the-shelf software defined radios (SDRs), USRP SDRs offer the broadest selection of RF I/O. With a large assortment of frequency ranges and up to 160 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth, NI RF hardware provides the relevant frequency bands you need to keep up with the latest industry standards.
Program FPGAs more easily using integrated design software which enables you to program processors, FPGAs, and I/O in one intuitive environment. As bandwidths widen and latency requirements grow more stringent, programming USRP with LabVIEW makes FPGA programming more approachable by abstracting the low-level design tasks associated with custom hardware design.
No matter your development tool preferences, you can be confident in USRP hardware, which is compatible with the broadest range of software workflows on the market. You can choose LabVIEW for a unified, dataflow programming style or use the open-source driver with support for C, C++, MathWorks MATLAB®, GNU Radio, and more.
USRP hardware offers a variety of synchronization options so you can easily expand your RF channel count for Massive MIMO and other multichannel applications. Choose between hardware, GPS, or Ethernet-based synchronization using the White Rabbit standard.
The LabVIEW Communications LTE Application Framework offers a modifiable real-time LTE PHY and MAC layer IP that supports both TDD and FDD transmission modes.
Need More Real-Time Processing?
PXI FlexRIO Coprocessor Modules feature high-performance FPGAs that add signal processing capability to PXI systems. These modules leverage the latest FPGAs from Xilinx, streaming technologies such as PCI Express, and NI Peer-to-Peer Streaming for high-bandwidth data communication with other modules over the backplane. When paired with an SDR, PXI FlexRIO Coprocessor Modules provide the additional FPGA resources required to run complex algorithms in real time.
FlexRIO Feature Highlights:
Implement custom signal processing on large, UltraScale FPGAs
Multi-FPGA systems can easily be built in PXI to meet any digital signal-processing need
FlexRIOs have been combined with SDRs to create cutting edge testbeds