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Simple Radio Example with USRP X310 on ORBIT Sandbox 2

Description

This tutorial shows a simple radio example - transmit a sine wave using an USRP X310 on ORBIT SB2, view it on another X310.

Set Up

Make a reservation on the Orbit Scheduler for using SB2.

Prepare the nodes

  • Load baseline-uhd-3_13.ndz on nodes 1-1 and 1-2.
    prasanthi@console.sb2:~$ omf load -i baseline-uhd-3_13.ndz -t node1-1,node1-2
    
  • Once imaging is done, turn the nodes on and log in
    prasanthi@console.sb2:~$ omf tell -a on -t node1-1,node1-2
    prasanthi@console.sb2:~$ ssh root@node1-1
    prasanthi@console.sb2:~$ ssh root@node1-2
    

Prepare network setup for USRP access

Each X310 on SB2 is connected to its respective node through a 10G interface adapter installed in Port 0 of the USRP. In this configuration, the X310 will have a default IP address of 192.168.40.2 (see X310 User Manual). To setup network connectivity, make sure eth2 is configured with an address in the 192.168.40.0/24 subnet .

root@node1-1:~# ifconfig eth2 192.168.40.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 mtu 9000
root@node1-1:~# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 70:8b:cd:bc:84:4b
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 70:8b:cd:bc:84:4a
          inet addr:10.12.1.1  Bcast:10.12.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::728b:cdff:febc:844a/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:166714 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:79009 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:246154097 (246.1 MB)  TX bytes:6546168 (6.5 MB)
          Interrupt:20 Memory:f7d00000-f7d20000

eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr f4:52:14:83:b7:20
          inet addr:192.168.40.1  Bcast:192.168.40.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::f652:14ff:fe83:b720/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:9000  Metric:1
          RX packets:5263 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:315780 (315.7 KB)  TX bytes:3365 (3.3 KB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:325 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:325 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1
          RX bytes:25308 (25.3 KB)  TX bytes:25308 (25.3 KB)

With this setup, each node should be able to access the X310 connected to it. Check USRP access with uhd_find_devices and uhd_usrp_probe commands.

root@node1-1:~# uhd_find_devices
[INFO] [UHD] linux; GNU C++ version 5.4.0 20160609; Boost_105800; UHD_3.13.0.HEAD-0-g5b236772
--------------------------------------------------
-- UHD Device 0
--------------------------------------------------
Device Address:
    serial: 30F110A
    addr: 192.168.40.2
    fpga: HG
    name:
    product: X310
    type: x300


root@node1-1:~# uhd_usrp_probe
[INFO] [UHD] linux; GNU C++ version 5.4.0 20160609; Boost_105800; UHD_3.13.0.HEAD-0-g5b236772
[INFO] [X300] X300 initialization sequence...
[INFO] [X300] Maximum frame size: 8000 bytes.
[INFO] [X300] Radio 1x clock: 200 MHz
[INFO] [0/DmaFIFO_0] Initializing block control (NOC ID: 0xF1F0D00000000000)
[ERROR] [0/DmaFIFO_0] Major compat number mismatch for noc_shell: Expecting 2, got 5.
Error: RuntimeError: FPGA component `noc_shell' is revision 5 and UHD supports revision 2. Please either upgrade UHD  (recommended) or downgrade the FPGA image.

If uhd_usrp_probe reports firmware incompatibility, please run uhd_images_downloader to make sure compatible firmware images are available, and then load a new image on to the USRP.

root@node1-1:/usr/local/share/uhd# uhd_image_loader --args="type=x300,fpga=HG"
[INFO] [UHD] linux; GNU C++ version 5.4.0 20160609; Boost_105800; UHD_3.13.0.HEAD-0-g5b236772
Unit: USRP X310 (30F110A, 192.168.40.2)
FPGA Image: /usr/local/share/uhd/images/usrp_x310_fpga_HG.bit
-- Initializing FPGA loading...successful.
-- Loading HG FPGA image: 100% (121/121 sectors)
-- Finalizing image load...successful.
Power-cycle the USRP X310 to use the new image.

Power cycle the USRP - exit the node and use omf commands to power-cycle the node, which in turn power-cycles the USRP. Turn the nodes off.

prasanthi@console.sb2:~$ omf tell -a offh -t node1-1,node1-2

Once the off command is complete, wait for a minute and turn them back on.

prasanthi@console.sb2:~$ omf tell -a on -t node1-1,node1-2

Log on to the nodes, setup networking as described above and test USRP access

root@node1-1:~# ifconfig eth2 192.168.40.1 mtu 9000
root@node1-1:~# uhd_usrp_probe
.
.
.
|   |    /
|   |   |       RFNoC blocks on this device:
|   |   |
|   |   |   * DmaFIFO_0
|   |   |   * Radio_0
|   |   |   * Radio_1
|   |   |   * DDC_0
|   |   |   * DDC_1
|   |   |   * DUC_0
|   |   |   * DUC_1

Run the experiment

Once both the USRPs are ready and accessible, run the experiment.

  • Send a waveform from the TX node, node1-1
    root@node1-1:~/uhd/host/build/examples# ./tx_waveforms --freq 2e9 --rate 10e6 --wave-type SINE --wave-freq 1e6 --gain 0
    
  • Run a spectrum analyzer application on the RX node, node1-2, to view the waveform
    root@node1-2:~/uhd/host/build/examples# ./rx_ascii_art_dft --freq 2e9 --rate 10e6 --gain 0 --ref-lvl -40
    
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