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View all updates Nov 12, 2018

USB 3 Adapters Almost Ready; Clarifications on Common Questions

We’ve got all USB 3 boards reworked and we’re now in the process of assembling the units and packing remaining orders for shipping. We plan to have most of the orders from the original campaign assembled and ready for shipping by the end of the this week.

Delivery Date Clarification

To clarify on a frequent question - the recent delivery date change to 31 Jan 2019 only applies to new orders placed in late October and November. All orders placed before that will be shipped as soon as we finish assembling the USB 3 units. You will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number when your order ships.

XTRX CS Discontinuation Clarification

We’re getting a lot of questions about discontinuing XTRX CS. We want to again assure you that there are no plans to drop XTRX CS support. It will receive the exact same level of support as the XTRX Pro for the foreseeable future (applications, host libraries, firmware, documentation, FAQ, etc.). In other words, it is not technically an end-of-life (EOL), but rather a SKU phase out.

XTRX Pro is more powerful and expensive but it has exactly the same hardware, FPGA, and software architecture as XTRX CS, and updates will be released for both versions simultaneously.

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Get an XTRX Pro board. Does not include any cables, antennas, or adapter boards.


XTRX Pro Deluxe Bundle

Get an XTRX Pro board as well as an Antennas + Cables set, a PCIe x2 + Front End Adapter, and a USB 3 Adapter with Aluminum Enclosure (see below for details). Also comes with four extra U.FL-to-U.FL cables and four extra U.FL-to-SMA-male cables.


Antennas + Cables

A full complement of cables and antennas for your XTRX, including four RF antennas (95 mm, 2 dBi, SMA male, GSM/3G/LTE 880 - 960 MHz, 1710 - 1990 MHz), one GPS antenna, and five cables.


USB 3 Adapter with Aluminum Enclosure

This adapter converts your XTRX from Mini PCIe to USB 3 and comes with an aluminum enclosure designed specifically for XTRX. The adapter has three status LEDs, a micro USB 3 port, one SMA connector for the GPS antenna, four SMA connectors for the MIMO Tx/Rx antenna pairs, a micro SIM card slot, and a slot for a GPIO FPC cable. Comes with a USB cable and all RF cables for internally connecting an XTRX to the SMA connectors. Does not include an XTRX, antennas, or FPC cable.


PCIe x2 + Front End Adapter

This PCIe card securely holds an XTRX board (not included) so it can be used in a standard PCIe x4 slot. It includes an RF front end with a LNA and PA for up to 100 mW output on each channel. A TDD switch is incorporated for applications like TDD LTE. You can bypass the front end by attaching cables directly to XTRX. 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. A micro SIM card slot is also present.


XTRX Pro PCIe Octopack

This single PCIe card comes loaded with eight (8!) removable XTRX Pro boards, metal installation brackets, enough cables for all GPS and MIMO Tx/Rx ports, and a special board for synchronizing all eight XTRX Pro boards.



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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