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Product brief
Bitshark™ USRP™ RX daughterboard

The Bitshark™ USRP™ RX (BURX) daughterboard is a broadband, high performance RF receiver that integrates directly with the open source USRP1™ or USRP2™ radio platform to provide a low cost, all in one software defined radio receiver solution. The BURX daughterboard is capable of tuning to any frequency of interest between 300 MHz and 4 GHz, while supporting user defined channel bandwidths up to 50 MHz.

The Bitshark™ USRP™ RX (BURX) board is targeted at commercial wireless radio applications including software defined radio (SDR) and cognitive radio (CR). A wide range of frequency bands are supported:
• GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
• iDEN (800 MHz)
• CDMA2K/EVDO (450/800/1900/2100 MHz)
• UMTS (Bands I-XIV)
• TD-SCDMA (1.9/2.0/2.4 GHz)
• WiFi/802.11b/g (2.4 GHz)
• WiMAX/802.16 d/e (2.3-2.7 GHz, 3.3-3.8 GHz)
• LTE (Bands 1-40)
• TV Whitespace (400-700 MHz)
• ...plus many others

Key Features

Key Features

  • RF daughterboard for the USRP1™ and USRP2™ (manufactured by Ettus Research LLC)
  • Direct conversion (zero-IF) architecture
  • RF tuner covering 300 MHz to 4 GHz
  • Configurable channel filter supporting RF bandwidths up to 50 MHz
  • Integrated high-stability 26 MHz TCXO (accessible for use by USRP™)
  • Low power consumption (<1 W)
  • MIMO capable with multiple BURX cards
  • Open-source driver for use with the GNUradio framework
  • Supports stand-alone operation (control over a standard serial port) for use with external A/D converters
  • Custom variants available. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
  • Support documentation available in our Wiki

Block Diagram


Item Contents Price
Bitshark™ USRP™ RX (BURX) Bitshark™ USRP™ RX (BURX) card Request
BURX Academic Pricing See academic policy for eligibility Request
For our European customers, all products may be purchased through our distributor Trenz Electronic.

* USRP, USRP1, and USRP2 are trademarks of Ettus Research LLC

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