Ettus Research

Ettus Research™, a National Instruments (NI) brand since 2010, is the world’s leading supplier of software defined radio platforms, including the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP™) family of products.


By supporting a wide variety of development environments on an expansive portfolio of high-performance RF hardware, the USRP platform is the SDR platform of choice for thousands of engineers, scientists and students worldwide for algorithm development, exploration, prototyping and developing next-generation wireless technologies across a wide variety of applications.


The USRP family of products is designed for RF applications from DC to 6 GHz, including multiple antenna (MIMO) systems. Example application areas include white spaces, mobile phones, public safety, spectrum monitoring, radio networking, cognitive radio, satellite navigation, and amateur radio.

NI, through the Ettus Research brand, offers a premium software defined radio portfolio combining ease of use and a robust open source software community.  Leveraging the power of the USRP Hardware Driver™ (UHD), engineers have access to an ecosystem of software options, from open-source to graphical system design.

The software is a critical part of the Ettus Research USRP™ Software Defined Radio product offering. Our goal is to provide users with as much choice and flexibility as possible when it comes to development environments, as well as OS support.

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