Hello, I am debating whether to buy USRP or USRP2.. Is there any progress on the USRP2 drivers for the Mac OS X? It seems that the USRP2 FAQ hasn't been updated for a while - as far as this issue is concerned. Thanks, Jakub.
on 2009-03-01 01:50
on 2009-03-01 06:04
On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 06:49:21PM -0500, Jakub M. wrote: > Hello, > > I am debating whether to buy USRP or USRP2.. Is there any progress on > the USRP2 drivers for the Mac OS X? It seems that the USRP2 FAQ hasn't > been updated for a while - as far as this issue is concerned. Nothing has been done with regard to the USRP2 on any platform other than Linux. When we get some time, we'll eventually be converting the USRP2 to use a VRT (VITA-49) compliant format on the wire. We have agreed on the format of the IF data packets. The context packets and control protocol still need design work, though some preliminary ideas have been kicked around in some face to face meetings. Once that it sorted out would be a good time for somebody to make it run on OS/X. Although not yet decided, the new interface may be UDP, which could make it easier. You are of course free to make it work now. Just know that we're going to make incompatible changes to the host, firmware, FPGA and wire interface in the code in the trunk. The 3.2 release and 3.2 stable branch will keep the interface we're currently using. > Thanks, > Jakub. Eric