I’m just now running tests on the ICRON USB2.0 Ranger 2101 extender
device. I have it on a 100’ piece of ordinary Cat5E UTP cable.
It seems to work OK with the USRP, but when I run at higher data rates
(decim=8), it gets a lot of uOuOuO–more than it gets
when I’m directly connected. Not sure why that would be–probably
buffering issues or something.
Anyway, this is very encouraging–it means that for us Radio Astronomy
types, we can digitize right at the feed, and squirt
two channels from the USRP down a chunk of good-quallity Cat5E, up to
That makes me happy!