============================================================== USRP News, May 2007 ============================================================== News Items 1 TVRX Reborn 2 USRP rev 4.2 and 4.3 changes 3 Embedded SBC Kit Available 4 International Shipping Changes 5 Office Closed May 28th - June 8th 6 Mailing List Info ============================================================== 1 TVRX Reborn A while ago it was announced that the TVRX had been discontinued and a MIMO-capable replacement was coming soon. Unfortunately, an important component in the new design was discontinued by its manufacturer, and we had to cancel the project. We have reintroduced the old TVRX, at the same old price of $100, to fill the void. ============================================================== 2 USRP rev 4.2 and 4.3 changes If you have a rev 4.2 USRP, please note that you should be careful when tightening the standoff on the lower left corner (nearest the power supply and fan. If you tighten it too much, you can break through the solder mask and cause a short. If this happens, there is no lasting damage, but the USRP will not function until you remedy the situation. Rev 4.3 does not have the above issue. Also, the rev 4.3 USRPs have a master oscillator which has a 20 ppm specification, instead of 50 ppm. This should help in applications where tight frequency tolerances are required. The currently shipping revision of the USRP is 4.3. ============================================================== 3 Embedded SBC Kit Available We are now selling an Embedded SBC (Single-board computer) Kit. The kit includes an SBC, ATX power supply, and an 8GB Compact Flash card with Ubuntu and GNU rado preinstalled on it. The SBC specs are: 1.6 GHz Pentium M PCI-104 Form factor, with PCI bus 1 GB DRAM USB 2.0, VGA, Audio You can order the SBC kit from the Ettus Research ordering page, http://ettus.com/custom.html The SBC Kit costs $1400, and may take as long as 3-4 weeks to deliver. No enclosure or USRP is included. The SBC does NOT fit in the standard USRP enclosure. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. ============================================================== 4 International Shipping Changes For a while now, we have been using the US Postal Service for international shipping. Due to the large number of lost and significantly delayed packages, we have been forced to switch to UPS for international shipping. The upside of this is that packages should arrive in 3-5 days rather than 1-3 weeks. The downside is that even though we have negotiated significant discounts with UPS, shipping will now be a bit more expensive. Shipping 2 USRPs could cost as much as $140 depending on the destination. When you place a credit card order, you will have 2 shipping options: International UPS, actual shipping charges billed to your credit card International, UPS, FedEx, or DHL, billed to your shipping account If you choose the first option, you will get 2 charges on your credit card when we ship your order. The first will be for the merchandise, and the second will be for the actual shipping charges. If you choose the second option, you must email us with you shipper account number. We hope this will not be a major inconvenience to anybody. We do welcome your feedback on this issue. ============================================================== 5 Office Closed May 28th - June 8th The Ettus Research office will be closed from May 28th through June 8th. No orders will be processed during this time. Orders placed during this period will be shipped when the office reopens. We will be answering email, but not the phones.
on 2007-05-26 19:55