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Reference: https://www.ettus.com/content/files/kb/xseries-quick-start.pdf
 
Reference: https://www.ettus.com/content/files/kb/xseries-quick-start.pdf
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==Overview==
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This Quick Start is meant to show you how to put together your new X300/310. We will start at the point when you have yet to unpack the boxes and go all the way to being able to ping the device, performing a quick software probe to verify hardware components and finally running a simple FFT demo. This Quick Start does not cover the installation of software on the host computer.
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==Tools Required==
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* Philips Screwdriver
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* 5/16” wrench
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==Pre-installed Software==
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* UHD Latest (http://code.ettus.com/redmine/ettus/projects/uhd/wiki)
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* GNU Radio (http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/InstallingGR)
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==Box Contents==
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===USRP Box===
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* 1 x USRP X300/X310
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* 1 x SFP Adapter for 1 GigE
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* 1 x Power Supply and US Cord
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* 1 x USB 2.0 JTAG Debug Cable
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* 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Cable
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* 4 x SMA-Bulkhead Cables
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* 16 x Daughterboard Screws
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===Daughterboard Boxes===
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* 2 x SBX Daughterboards
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===Antenna Boxes===
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* One or more Antennas
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[figure1]
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[figure2]
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==Proper Handling==
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Daughterboard installation and component verification (Ettus Research recommends you perform the installation with no power to the USRP and using ESD equipment)
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==Step 1==
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Unscrew the 2 screws on the top of the USRP and remove cover. (Lift up about 15 degrees and wiggle back as there
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is a flange on the front part of the cover)
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[figure 3]
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[figure 4]
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[figure 5]
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==Step 2==
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Line up the 8 screw holes on the Daughterboard with the USRP Motherboard standoffs (they only go one way).
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[figure 6]
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[figure 7]
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==Step 3==
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After you have aligned the Daughterboard correctly you can press the Daughterboard on to the connectors below them (you will feel them snap into place).
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[figure 8]
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[figure 9]
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==Step 4==
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Put 8 of the screws provided in the daughterboard
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[figure 10]
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==Step 5==
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Repeat steps 2- 4 for the second Daughterboard
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==Step 6==
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It is recommended to connect the bulkhead cables one at a time to avoid confusion. The Daughterboards and front
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panel of the X300/310 are clearly labeled as to which cable goes where.
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[figure 11]
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[figure 12]
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[figure 13]
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[figure 14]
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[figure 15]
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[figure 16]
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==Step 7==
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Repeat step 6 for the other bulkhead cables
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[figure 17]
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[figure 18]
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==Step 8==
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Install USRP cover with screws
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[figure 19]
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==Step 9==
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Connect the SFP 1 GigE adapter into USRP SFP port 0
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[figure 20]
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[figure 21]
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==Step 10==
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Connect the Gigabit Ethernet cable and power cord provided
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[figure 22]
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==Step 11==
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Attach any Antennas you may have purchased
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[figure 23]
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==Step 12==
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On the computer(host) you plan to use to connect to the USRP set the Ethernet adapter to have an IP address of 192.168.10.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Connect the other end of the Gigabit Ethernet cable to your computer.
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[figure 24]
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==Step 13==
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Power on the USRP (button on the front right of the USRP)
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==Step 14==
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Ping the device from host computer:
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    $ ping 192.168.10.2
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[figure 25]
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==Step 15==
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Assuming you have properly installed the UHD driver (http://code.ettus.com/redmine/ettus/projects/uhd/wiki) you can now run this command in a terminal/command window: $ uhd_usrp_probe. This will tell you about the hardware inside of your USRP. The output will look like the following:
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<code>insert uhd_usrp_probe output</code>
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==Step 16==
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Try the UHD_FFT demo that comes with GNU Radio
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1. Connect one antenna to RX2 on the left Daughterboard (Daughterboard A)
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[figure 26]
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2.From the terminal/command window:
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    $ uhd_fft
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[figure 27]
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[figure 28]
  
  

Revision as of 14:46, 19 April 2016

Introduction

Application Note Number: AN-5501

Authors: John Smith and Jane Smith

Last Modified Date: 2016/04/15

Reference: https://www.ettus.com/content/files/kb/xseries-quick-start.pdf

Overview

This Quick Start is meant to show you how to put together your new X300/310. We will start at the point when you have yet to unpack the boxes and go all the way to being able to ping the device, performing a quick software probe to verify hardware components and finally running a simple FFT demo. This Quick Start does not cover the installation of software on the host computer.

Tools Required

  • Philips Screwdriver
  • 5/16” wrench

Pre-installed Software

Box Contents

USRP Box

  • 1 x USRP X300/X310
  • 1 x SFP Adapter for 1 GigE
  • 1 x Power Supply and US Cord
  • 1 x USB 2.0 JTAG Debug Cable
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Cable
  • 4 x SMA-Bulkhead Cables
  • 16 x Daughterboard Screws

Daughterboard Boxes

  • 2 x SBX Daughterboards

Antenna Boxes

  • One or more Antennas

[figure1]

[figure2]

Proper Handling

Daughterboard installation and component verification (Ettus Research recommends you perform the installation with no power to the USRP and using ESD equipment)

Step 1

Unscrew the 2 screws on the top of the USRP and remove cover. (Lift up about 15 degrees and wiggle back as there is a flange on the front part of the cover)

[figure 3]

[figure 4]

[figure 5]

Step 2

Line up the 8 screw holes on the Daughterboard with the USRP Motherboard standoffs (they only go one way).

[figure 6]

[figure 7]

Step 3

After you have aligned the Daughterboard correctly you can press the Daughterboard on to the connectors below them (you will feel them snap into place).

[figure 8]

[figure 9]

Step 4

Put 8 of the screws provided in the daughterboard

[figure 10]

Step 5

Repeat steps 2- 4 for the second Daughterboard

Step 6

It is recommended to connect the bulkhead cables one at a time to avoid confusion. The Daughterboards and front panel of the X300/310 are clearly labeled as to which cable goes where.

[figure 11]

[figure 12]

[figure 13]

[figure 14]

[figure 15]

[figure 16]

Step 7

Repeat step 6 for the other bulkhead cables

[figure 17]

[figure 18]

Step 8

Install USRP cover with screws

[figure 19]

Step 9

Connect the SFP 1 GigE adapter into USRP SFP port 0

[figure 20]

[figure 21]

Step 10

Connect the Gigabit Ethernet cable and power cord provided

[figure 22]

Step 11

Attach any Antennas you may have purchased

[figure 23]

Step 12

On the computer(host) you plan to use to connect to the USRP set the Ethernet adapter to have an IP address of 192.168.10.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Connect the other end of the Gigabit Ethernet cable to your computer.

[figure 24]

Step 13

Power on the USRP (button on the front right of the USRP)

Step 14

Ping the device from host computer:

   $ ping 192.168.10.2

[figure 25]

Step 15

Assuming you have properly installed the UHD driver (http://code.ettus.com/redmine/ettus/projects/uhd/wiki) you can now run this command in a terminal/command window: $ uhd_usrp_probe. This will tell you about the hardware inside of your USRP. The output will look like the following:

insert uhd_usrp_probe output

Step 16

Try the UHD_FFT demo that comes with GNU Radio

1. Connect one antenna to RX2 on the left Daughterboard (Daughterboard A)

[figure 26]

2.From the terminal/command window:

   $ uhd_fft


[figure 27]

[figure 28]