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The first ever truly embedded SDR

View all updates Aug 22, 2018

Manufacturing Underway

You’re probably wondering what is going on with the project and whether you’re going to get your XTRX any time soon. The short answers are "a lot" and "yes," respectively.

XTRX Units Manufacturing Progress

While waiting for the components we need to manufacture the current batch, we tested samples of the final revision of the XTRX-USB3 adapter, PCIe adapter, and XTRX rev4 boards. Now we have high confidence that the batch will be manufactured correctly. After a couple weeks of ordering all the components, dealing with suppliers, checking and double-checking everything, the manufacturing is now underway and we should start receiving boards from our fab next week. We’ll then perform functional tests to make sure you’re getting working units. Given the time testing usually takes, we plan to start shipping late in August and continue through September. If something unforeseen comes up, we’ll notify all the backers as soon as possible to manage expectations.

Octopack Shipping Date Slips to October

Unfortunately, we couldn’t get a sample of the synchronization board for Octopack on time, which pushes a realistic shipping date into October. This board is used for clock and time synchronization across multiple XTRX boards and is required if you want to use your Octopack as a massive MIMO system and not just as a pack of independent transceivers.

If you need your Octopack package before October and you don’t need the sync board, please let us know as soon as possible and we will ship it in two parts - Octopack itself first and the sync board with instructions how to mount it later. If we don’t hear from you, you will receive an assembled Octopack as soon as the sync boards are ready.

Current Batch is Sold Out

As some of you already noticed, the delivery date for new orders is now set to 31 December. The current batch of XTRX is sold out (yay!) and we’re now collecting orders for the next batch which we expect to manufacture by the end of the year. Note that this is a tentative date and may change. We tried to be conservative and expect to ship the next batch earlier rather than later. If you need an XTRX by a specific date, write to us and we’ll see what we can do.

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Product Choices


XTRX Pro Rev 5

XTRX Pro Rev 5 board. Does not include any cables, antennas, or adapter boards.


PCIe x2 Lite Adapter

This PCIe card securely holds an XTRX board (not included) so it can be used in a standard PCIe x4 slot. This adapter achieves the full 10 Gbit/s raw bus bandwidth and can be plugged into x4/x8/x16 PCIe slots. A six-pin JTAG connector makes it easy to program and debug the FPGA. Includes six SMA-to-U.FL cables, two screws for mounting your an XTRX board, and four 8 cm U.FL-to-U.FL cables.


4G/LTE External Antenna

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

Abracon External Antennas exhibit low return loss characteristics, high gain, and Low Voltage Standing Ratio (VSWR). These external antennas are linearly polarized and come in a low profile package.


U.FL-to-SMA Cable

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

A Hirose U.FL to SMA (jack) bulkhead straight connector with a 1.32 mm diameter cable. Less than -2 dB cable insertion loss up to 6 GHz. Both connectors are gold-plated brass and the cable conductor is silver-coated copper.


Active GPS Antenna

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

A low-noise active GPS antenna suited for the GPS L1 band. Accepts 3-5V DC and outputs RF via an SMA(m) connector. Optional adhesive mounting.



We are a vertically integrated vendor of cellular equipment focused on the needs of emerging markets. We are developing, manufacturing, deploying, and operating turn-key cellular network solutions including radio equipment, towers, power and backhaul all the way to a core network and SS7 interconnect. Our team has been building software-defined radios and systems based on them since 2009 and is well known for its ClockTamer, UmTRX, and UmSITE products.

Alexander Chemeris


Sergey Kostanbaev

Software & Firmware Development

Andrey Sviyazov

Hardware Design

Albert Gardiner


Andrey Bakhmat


Andy Avtushenko


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