XTRX

by Fairwaves

The first ever truly embedded SDR

View all updates Sep 28, 2017

XTRX Testing on ARM

A few people asked us about ARM support and most of them were interested in NVidia Tegra, so we grabbed a NVidia Jetson TK1 development kit for testing. Simple cross-compilation of the driver gives us 22 MSPS right away:

root@tegra-ubuntu:~/PKG/usr/lib# uname  -a
Linux tegra-ubuntu 3.10.40-ga7da876 #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jun 7 21:05:06 PDT 2016 armv7l 
armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux

root@tegra-ubuntu:~/PKG/usr/lib# ./test_xtrxll
Success!
Processed RX 2 x 11.000 = 22.000 MSPS (WIRE: 87.999299) TX 2 x 11.007 = 22.015 MSPS
(WIRE: 88.058852 MB/s) 
11:38:47.956458 INFO: XTRX PCI_4: Device closing

Not a bad result for an (almost) zero effort. We’ll see if we can optimize and get more performance out of it later on.

Stay tuned!


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$550

XTRX Pro

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


$799

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.


$59

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.


$79

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.


$99

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.


$5,999

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.


$2,500

XTRX Pro Early Access

Here's your chance to get an XTRX Pro board right away. We'll send you an XTRX Pro prototype board within two weeks of you placing your order and we'll follow up with a production version as soon as they come off the assembly line. Only a handful available.

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Fairwaves

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

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Software & Firmware Development

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