Can I Use LabVIEW to Program My Ettus Branded USRP?

Updated Nov 30, 2018

Reported In


  • USRP Software Defined Radio Device
  • USRP Software Defined Radio Reconfigurable Device


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW



Issue Details

I have an Ettus branded USRP, but I want to use LabVIEW with the NI-USRP driver or program the device FPGA using LabVIEW FPGA.  How can I set up the device to do this?


Although some Ettus USRPs can be used with NI software, not all Ettus branded USRPs are supported by LabVIEW FPGA and the NI-USRP driver.  Below is a list of the Ettus products which are supported by NI software:
  • Ettus Research USRP2
  • Ettus Research N200
  • Ettus Research N210
  • Ettus Research X300
  • Ettus Research X310
If you are using one of these products, you can update the firmware and FPGA images to use the NI-USRP driver or you can use LabVIEW FPGA if the device has a user programmable FPGA.

Additional Information

Other Ettus branded devices must be programmed with the UHD driver (maintained by Ettus).


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