Can I Use LabVIEW to Program My Ettus Branded USRP?

Updated Sep 20, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

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

Software

  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW

Driver

  • NI-USRP

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?

Solution

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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