Description of product

The USRP B210 provides a fully integrated, single-board, Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP™) platform with continuous frequency coverage from 70 MHz – 6 GHz. Designed for low-cost experimentation, it combines the AD9361 RFIC direct-conversion transceiver providing up to 56MHz of real-time bandwidth, an open and reprogrammable Spartan6 FPGA, and fast SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity with convenient bus-power. Full support for the USRP Hardware Driver™ (UHD) software allows you to immediately begin developing with GNU Radio, prototype your own GSM base station with OpenBTS, and seamless transition code from the USRP B210 to higher performance, industry-ready USRP platforms. An enclosure accessory kit is available to users of green PCB devices (revision 6 or later) to assemble a protective steel case.

Experimentation with Low-cost SDR

Experiment with the USRP B210 across a wide range of applications including: FM and TV broadcast, cellular, GPS, WiFi, ISM, and more. Users can immediately begin prototyping in GNURadio and participate in the open-source SDR community. Full support by the UHD software allows seamless code reuse from existing designs, compatibility with open-source applications like HDSDR and OpenBTS, and an upgrade path to industry-ready USRP systems to meet application requirements.

B210 System Architecture

The integrated RF frontend on the USRP B210 is designed with the new Analog Devices AD9361, a single-chip direct-conversion transceiver, capable of streaming up to 56 MHz of real-time RF bandwidth. The B210 uses both signal chains of the AD9361, providing coherent MIMO capability. Onboard signal processing and control of the AD9361 is performed by a Spartan6 XC6SLX150 FPGA connected to a host PC using SuperSpeed USB 3.0. The USRP B210 real time throughput is benchmarked at 61.44MS/s quadrature, providing the full 56 MHz of instantaneous RF bandwidth to the host PC for additional processing using GNU Radio or applications that use the UHD API. For detailed throughput capabilities in various SISO and MIMO configurations, please see the USRP B200/B210 Benchmark Table.


  • First fully integrated, two-channel USRP device with continuous RF coverage from 70 MHz – 6 GHz
  • Full duplex, MIMO (2 Tx & 2 Rx) operation with up to 56 MHz of real-time bandwidth (61.44MS/s quadrature)
  • Fast and convenient SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity
  • GNURadio and OpenBTS support through the open-source USRP Hardware Driver™ (UHD)
  • Open and reconfigurable Spartan 6 XC6SLX150 FPGA (for advanced users)
  • Early access prototyping platform for the Analog Devices AD9361 RFIC, a fully integrated direct conversion transceiver with mixed signal baseband
  • Steel enclosure accessory kit available for green PCB devices (revision 6 or later)