About Ettus Research
Ettus Research™ specializes in low-cost, high-quality software defined radio (SDR) systems. The flagship Ettus Research product, the USRP™ (Universal Software Radio Peripheral), enables users worldwide to address a broad range of research, academic, industrial and defense applications. The USRP platform is designed for RF applications from DC to 6 GHz, and provides options for GPS Disciplined Synchronization, MIMO configurations and embedded systems. Example application areas include white space radios, mobile phones, public safety radio, land mobiles, broadcast TV, FM radio, satellite navigation and amateur radio bands.Learn More About Ettus Research »
Software defined radios (SDR) are not a novel concept; the original concept of a software radio first appeared thirty years ago. Due to the high cost of SDR hardware, though, software radio platforms really haven't been available as 'consumer' devices until recently. The wide availability of software defined radios for students, engineers & scientists, and hobbyists, was really kicked off by Matt Ettus in 2004. Since then, the use of the software defined radio has proliferated through many fields of communications and electronics.
Visit the Ettus Research booth at WInnComm 2015 for a chance to win a USRP B200 and a spot in a SDR training course, brought to you by Ettus Research, Cogran Labs, and GNU Radio.
10 years have passed since the release of the USRP platform. Matt Ettus sat with me to recap how it all began and what's in store for the future of the USRP platform.