Welcome to the SDR Academy! Here you can watch several informational videos around SDR topics, from software tool chain options to getting started to application tutorials. Check back often as we’ll be adding new content over time. 

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Which SDR software tool chain is right for you?

Introduction to SDR and Software Options

Covered in this Video

  • What is Software Defined Radio
  • National Instruments and Ettus Research, How are these related?
  • Software Options for SDR Development
  • Overview of NI SDR Hardware Options and Application
  • Which Tool Chain is Right For You?
Getting started with open source tools, UHD and GNU Radio

Introduction to the USRP Hardware Driver (UHD) in Linux

  • USRP Hardware Driver Installation Options
    • Driver File Structure
  • Where to find resources
    • GitHub Resources
    • Ettus Knowledge Base
  • UHD Repository Cloning and Building From Source
    • UHD Installation
  • Validating Install and 1st Time using your Radio
  • “Hello World” With ASCII Art
  • Ettus.com Knowledge Base Tutorial


Introduction to the GNU Radio in Linux 

  • GNU Radio Introduction
  • Where to find resources
  • Building and installing from source
  • Validating Install
  • Basic FM demodulation example
Open Source Tools and FPGA customization for SDR with RFNoC

A Comprehensive RF Network On Chip (RFNOC) Getting Started Tutorial

Getting started with NI-USRP in LabVIEW

Introduction to the USRP with LabVIEW

  • Installing NI-USRP
  • Where to Find NI-USRP palette and Examples
  • Learning More about NI-USRP Functions
  • NI-USRP Design Flow
  • Running a Shipping Example


Getting Started with NI-USRP RIO, FPGA Enabled SDR using LabVIEW