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DIGILENT USRP B205mini-i: Software-Defined Radio Platform | New Product Brief

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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