The USRP B200 provides a fully integrated, single board, Universal Software Radio Peripheral platform with continuous frequency coverage from 70 MHz –6 GHz. Designed for low-cost experimentation, it combines a fully integrated direct conversion transceiver providing up to 56MHz of real-time bandwidth, an open and reprogrammable Spartan6 FPGA, and fast and convenient bus-powered SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity. Full support for the UHD (USRP Hardware Driver) software allows you to immediately begin developing with GNU Radio, prototype your own GSM base station with OpenBTS, and seamlessly transition code from the B200 to higher performance, industry ready USRP platforms. An enclosure accessory kit allows users of green PCB devices (revision 6 or later) to assemble a protective steel case.
Experimentation with Low-cost SDR
Experiment with the USRP B200 across a wide range of applications including: FM and TV broadcast, cellular, GPS, WiFi, ISM, and more. Users can immediately begin prototyping in GNURadio and participate in the open-source SDR community. Full support by the USRP Hardware Driver™ (UHD) software allows seamless code reuse from existing designs, compatibility with open-source applications like HDSDR and OpenBTS, and an upgrade path to industry-ready USRP systems to meet application requirements.
B200 System Architecture
The integrated RF frontend on the USRP B200 is designed with the Analog Devices AD9364, a single chip direct conversion transceiver and digital baseband processor, capable of streaming up to 56 MHz of real-time RF bandwidth. The B200 utilizes one signal chain of the AD9364 allowing it to be bus powered and reducing software and hardware design complexity. Onboard signal processing and control of the AD9364 is performed by a Spartan-6 XC6SLX75 FPGA connected to a host PC using SuperSpeed USB 3.0. The USRP B200 real time system throughput is benchmarked at 61.44MS/s quadrature providing the full 56 MHz of instantaneous RF bandwidth to the host PC for additional processing using GNU Radio SDR design environment.
The hardware is conveniently accessible through the USRP Hardware Driver (UHD). UHD provides both a C/C++ and Python API that supports all USRP products and enables users to efficiently develop applications then seamlessly transition designs between platforms as requirements expand. UHD also offers cross-platform support for multiple industry standard development environments and frameworks, including RFNoC, LabVIEW, and MATLAB/Simulink. To ensure you have no restrictions on how you use UHD, it is available on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. Do you prefer graphical programming? Try out GNU Radio, a free and open-source software development framework offering a graphical design approach.
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- USRP B200 board
- USRP Enclosure Kit is available as a bundle option and can also be purchased separately
- USB 3.0 cable
- Universal power supply