Introduction to the USRP, UHD, and GNU Radio (Open-Source Toolchain)
- Monday, April 30: 09:00 to 17:00
800 Cummings Park Drive
Woburn, MA 01801
This workshop will provide a thorough and practical introduction to the USRP hardware and the open-source software toolchain (UHD and GNU Radio). We will examine the hardware and architecture of the entire USRP family of software-defined radios. We will discuss topics such as how to get started using a new USRP device, how to install and configure the open-source software toolchain, programming the USRP using the UHD API from C++, using GNU Radio with the USRP and creating and running flowgraphs, using GNU Radio from both GRC and Python, and various debugging techniques. Several exercises will be performed, such as implementing an FM transmitter and receiver. Various demonstrations of wireless systems will be shown. A discussion of the embedded E310 radio and using embedded SDR will be included. Several other open-source tools will be discussed, such as GQRX, Fosphor, Inspectrum, and several Out-of-Tree (OOT) modules. A discussion of cellular applications, including OpenBTS and LTE stacks, as well as GPS/GNSS applications will be presented. Several other miscellaneous topics such as 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking, host system performance tuning, X300/X310 device recovery, and some best practices will be discussed. Attendees should come away with a solid foundation and practical understanding of how to configure, program, and use the USRP to implement a wide range of wireless systems.
Registration is required for this event. Please follow the link here.
3 to May
The 2018 New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR) is the eight installment of an annual series of workshops organized by the Boston SDR User Group (SDR-Boston). The goal of these workshops is to provide a forum through which individuals working on SDR-related projects in the greater Boston area can get together in order to collaborate and introduce SDR concepts to those interested in furthering their knowledge of SDR capabilities and resources. This year, the event will be hosted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, over two days.
FPGA Programming on the USRP with the RFNoC Framework
- Thursday, May 3: 09:00 to 17:00
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Atwater Kent Laboratories Building
125 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Ettus Research's RFNoC (RF Network-on-Chip) software framework is designed to decrease the development time for experienced FPGA engineers seeking to integrate IP into the USRP FPGA signal processing chain. RFNoC is the framework for USRP devices that use Xilinx 7-series FPGAs (E310, E312, X300, X310). RFNoC is built around a packetized network infrastructure in the FPGA that handles the transport of control and sample data between the host CPU and the radio. Users target their custom algorithms to the FPGA in the form of Computation Engines (CE), which are processing blocks that attach to this network. CEs act as independent nodes on the network that can receive and transmit data to any other node (e.g., another CE, the radio block, or the host CPU). Users can create modular, FPGA-accelerated SDR applications by chaining CEs into a flow graph. RFNoC is supported in UHD and GNU Radio. In this workshop, we will present an interactive hands-on tutorial on RFNoC, including a discussion on its design and capabilities, demonstrations of several existing examples, and a walk-through on implementing a user-defined CE and integrating the CE into GNU Radio.
The RFNoC workshop is a part of NEWSDR. Please Register for NEWSDR here.
20 to May
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) is one of the IEEE Communications Society's two flagship conferences dedicated to driving innovation in nearly every aspect of communications. Each year, more than 2,900 scientific researchers and their management submit proposals for program sessions to be held at the annual conference. IEEE ICC 2018 will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.
21 to May
NIWeek 2018 brings together thousands of engineers, scientists, and industry professionals to learn about the latest NI software-centric platform for accelerating development and increasing productivity in test, measurement, and control systems.
Ettus USRP Sessions;
Thu, May 24th, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Adapt to Modern Wireless Threats with COTS Software Defined Radios
5 to Jun
The 23rd edition of AOC Electronic Warfare Europe will take place at the Congrès Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland. The exhibition and conference will take place on 5th-7th June 2018 and will bring together the communities involved in EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) and more. This is an unclassified truly-global EW networking opportunity, exhibition, workshop and conference.
12 to Nov
In its 16th year, the Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (WinnComm) is one of the top E conferences dedicated to software defined radio (SDR) and cognitive radio for commercial, defense and public safety applications. There will be numerous technical papers, presentations and tutorials providing updates on the latest advances in the innovative use of spectrum and advancing radio technologies that support essential or critical communications.
Ettus Research will be exhibiting it's latest USRP products.