With rx_streaming_samples.cc as a starting point, I created a new
usrp2::rx_sample_handler that simply buffers samples in memory. The
handler’s operator() is shown below. I need precise timing data between
receives, so it counts sample clock overflows to form a 64-bit time. To
make sure it was working as I expected, it predicts the next
metadata->timestamp according to the number of samples in the current
frame and the decimation. In the next frame, I compare the actual
timestamp to the expected timestamp and report any discrepancies. Once I
got my own bugs out and worked around what appears to be a startup
glitch, it’s been working fine and never reports a problem unless
there’s an overrun. Elsewhere I check rx_missing() so know when overruns
happen even if I don’t see an S go by.
Today I tried synchronizing a transmitter USRP2 and receiver USRP2 using
a MIMO cable. Now it’s reporting very frequent timestamp errors, but no
Time error in frame 2. Off by -1073638088 ticks. Time error in frame 20. Off by -1073897439 ticks. Time error in frame 39. Off by 1258260742 ticks. Time error in frame 40. Off by 8396679 ticks. Time error in frame 57. Off by -8413060 ticks. Time error in frame 76. Off by -171977540 ticks. Time error in frame 94. Off by -12634786 ticks. Time error in frame 95. Off by -2876 ticks. Time error in frame 107. Off by 193028100 ticks. Time error in frame 113. Off by -184639590 ticks. Time error in frame 132. Off by -1079918709 ticks. ...
Just having the MIMO cable hooked up causes the problem. I doesn’t
matter whether I config_mimo() to set up one box with MC_WE_LOCK_TO_MIMO
and one with MC_PROVIDE_CLK_TO_MIMO or configure both to
MC_WE_DONT_LOCK. In either case it spews errors. If I disconnect the
MIMO cable, no time errors are reported.
I’m using gnuradio 3.3.0. Both USRP2s have u2_rev3-20100603.bin. One has
txrx_xcvr_raw_eth_20100608.bin and an xcvr2450, the other has
txrx_raw_eth_20100608.bin and a DBSRX.
Have I misunderstood something? Is there something more I need to do? Is
there a bug in my code? Any other thoughts or suggestions?
bool operator()(const uint32_t *items, size_t numItems, const