Military Embedded Systems

Embedded SDR spans frequencies from 70 MHz to 6 GHz

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March 07, 2017

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Embedded SDR spans frequencies from 70 MHz to 6 GHz

The USRP E313 from Ettus Research, a National Instruments company, is a rugged and weatherproof software-defined radio (SDR) designed for outdoor deployment. Containing an embedded USRP E310 inside an IP67-rated enclosure, the USRP E313 provides ingress protection against dust and water to...

The USRP E313 from Ettus Research, a National Instruments company, is a rugged and weatherproof software-defined radio (SDR) designed for outdoor deployment. Containing an embedded USRP E310 inside an IP67-rated enclosure, the USRP E313 provides ingress protection against dust and water to ensure operation under harsh environmental conditions. The USRP E313 supports power over Ethernet (PoE) with surge and lightning protection. This standalone SDR features a 2x2 MIMO transceiver providing as much as 56 MHz of bandwidth, spanning frequencies from 70 MHz to 6 GHz to cover multiple bands of interest.

The baseband processor uses the Xilinx Zynq-7020 SoC to deliver field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-accelerated computations combined with stand-alone operation enabled by a dual-core ARM CPU. The USRP Embedded Series platform uses the OpenEmbedded framework to create custom Linux distributions tailored to application-specific needs. To reduce development effort, the default operating system supports the USRP hardware driver (UHD) software API, as well as a variety of third-party tools including GNU Radio. Support for the RF network-on-chip (RFNoC) FPGA development framework enables deterministic computations for real-time and wideband signal processing. Users can prototype and deploy designs for embedded applications intended for the outdoors.

 

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