USRP2 Is Now Available


#1

We are pleased to announce that the USRP2 is now for sale!

Credit card orders can be placed through our web site at:

http://ettus.com

If you require a quote, they are available from that page as well. If
you require anything else in your quote, please contact us at
sales at ettus.com

Please note that we have recently changed our web design, web host, and
credit card processing. If you have any trouble with the website or
ordering process, please let us know.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the USRP2 Beta
program, as well as everyone who waited patiently through the
longer-than-expected Beta testing period.

For more information on the USRP2, please see:

http://ettus.com/downloads/ettus_ds_usrp2_v2.pdf
http://gnuradio.org/trac/wiki/USRP2

Thank you,
Matt E.
President, Ettus R. LLC


#2

John Ackermann N8UR wrote:

Are there any significant hardware differences between the beta and
production units? If so, can the betas be reworked to production status?

Most of the small list of changes were in layout and are not user
visible. The only change of note is that two of the clocks swapped pins
on the clock generator, but this is all handled in the standard
firmware.

The reasons for the longer than expected beta period:

  • Software – We wanted to make sure all the daughterboards were
    properly supported, and there were some ethernet throughput issues in
    the host drivers that we wanted to address. Everything works now.

  • Hardware – We got uncomfortably low yields on the first 2 batches of
    boards and needed to figure out the cause. It turned out that the
    problems were with a couple of our vendors, but it took a long time to
    figure out the root cause. We have corrected it, and neither of those
    vendors will ever be used again. Note that this did NOT affect any
    boards shipped to customers, which were all very thoroughly tested.

  • Long lead times for parts – Once we were ready to go ahead and build
    more boards, some parts we had a “hold” on had been mistakenly released
    to a different customer, and we had to wait 10 weeks for replacements.

Matt


#3

Congratulations Matt!

Matt E. wrote:

pins on the clock generator, but this is all handled in the standard
problems were with a couple of our vendors, but it took a long time to


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