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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 »
Puerto Rico is host to many interesting sights: lush greenery covering rolling hills as far as the eye can see, emergency first responder vehicles that always have their lights flashing even when not on call, the best crab turnovers, and the Arecibo Radio Observatory – the world's largest single-dish radio telescope. As luck would have it, multiple Ettus Research USRP N210s are now connected to the telescope for the purpose of communicating with an all-but-forgotten 36 year old NASA space probe known as the International Cometary Explorer.
During a recent business trip to Europe I had the opportunity to do a bit of sightseeing in London. I was also fortunate enough to visit on a warm sunny day, which has been a bit of a rarity this year. While walking through town, I realized that I had all of the components I needed to do some quick experiments with my SDR (software defined radio) near the important landmarks – Big Ben, the London Bridge, etc. This is a short write-up about my experiences in London, my stop on the "USRP World Tour".
Earlier this month, Ettus Research announced its newest addition to the USRP software defined radio family – the release of the USRP ™ X300 and X310. So far, the community has expressed excitement about the product and its high-performance nature. We thought we would take opportunity to highlight features, discuss the new applications this series enables, and paint a picture of how it fits into the overall Ettus Research product portfolio.