DIGILENT USRP B205mini-i: Software-Defined Radio Platform | New Product BriefApril 26, 2021 by Mouser Electronics
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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 TV broadcast applications. The B205mini-i has an Analog Devices AD9364 RF 1x1 transceiver that operates from 70MHz to 6GHz with up to 56MHz of instantaneous bandwidth. This is paired with a user-programmable Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA.
A USB 3.0 connection powers the board and streams 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 user waveforms to the hardware and control radio platforms. The driver provides APIs for both 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
- Instantaneous Bandwidth: Up to 56MHz
- Xilinx Spartan-6 XC6SLX150 FPGA
- Logic Cells: 147,443
- DSP Slices: 180
- USB 3.0 Connection: Board power and data streaming
- Additional Connectors: GPIO, JTAG, Synchronization
- Synchronization: 10MHz clock reference or PPS time reference
- USRP Hardware Driver (UHD): Easy hardware access
- Send user 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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