DIGILENT USRP B205mini-i: Software defined radio platform
Digilent’s USRP B205mini-I is a flexible and compact USB software-defined radio platform for use in AM and FM radio, cellular communications, GPS, Wi-Fi and television broadcasting applications. The B205mini-i has an Analog Devices AD9364 RF 1×1 transceiver that operates from 70MHz to 6GHz with up to 56MHz instantaneous bandwidth. This is paired with a user-programmable Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA.
A USB 3.0 connection powers the board and transmits data to the host computer, and the board has a connector for GPIO, JTAG and a synchronization input. The hardware can be accessed through the USRP hardware driver, which can send custom waveforms to the hardware and control radio platforms. The driver provides APIs for C / C ++ and Python, supports multiple development environments and frameworks.
- Analog devices AD9364 RF transceiver
- Channels: 1 TX, 1 RX
- Frequency range: 70MHz to 6GHz
- Instant bandwidth: Up to 56MHz
- Xilinx Spartan-6 XC6SLX150 FPGA
- Logic cells: 147 443
- DSP slices: 180
- USB 3.0 connection: Power supply of the board and data transfer
- Additional connectors: GPIO, JTAG, Synchronization
- Synchronization: 10MHz clock or PPS time reference
- USRP Hardware Driver (UHD): Easy access to hardware
- Send custom waveforms, configure radio parameters
- Available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS
- Development support
- C / C ++ and Pyton APIs
- Supports RFNoC, GNU Radio, LabVIEW, Matlab / Simulink
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