by Fairwaves

The first ever truly embedded SDR

View all updates Jun 04, 2019

XTRX Field Report Contest

XTRX: The sky's the limit

At Fairwaves, we love talking to our customers and a wider SDR community and take every opportunity to do so. From the practical business perspective, these discussions help us create products which scratch more than one itch and evolve them to satisfy many needs. At the same time, these talks are always fascinating as we learn about applications of the SDR technology which we couldn’t even imagine ourselves.

Now we want to share this fascination with more people and announce a call for Field Reports. Please send us a brief description of something cool you’re doing with XTRX - whether it’s a research project, hobby, or a commercial product, whether it’s open-source or proprietary, whether it’s on the ground, underwater or in the skies. We will publish the most exciting submissions in project updates, our newsletters, and other places. Author of each published field report will receive a $100 coupon to spend at Crowd Supply (should be spent within 30 days).

Email us your submission with "Field Report" as your subject line. Entries must be received by August 1st, 2019.

We created XTRX to be unlike other SDRs - to be embedded, ready for field deployments and mass products. SDR technology made possible many things which were hard to imagine before. With XTRX’s unique size and capabilities, XTRX users push the boundaries of possibility even further. Let’s tell the world!

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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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