USRP® Support from Communications Toolbox

Design and prototype software-defined radio (SDR) systems using USRP® with MATLAB and Simulink.

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Capabilities and Features

MATLAB® and Simulink® connect to USRP® software-defined radios (SDR) from Ettus Research LLC™ to provide a radio-in-the-loop design and modeling environment. With this support package, Communications Toolbox™, and a USRP® radio, you can design and verify practical SDR systems.

MATLAB and Simulink Support Package for USRP® Radio includes:

  • Use of USRP® as a standalone peripheral for live RF data I/O, including:
    • Functions and System objects for connecting MATLAB to UHD™-based USRP® radios
    • Blocks for connecting Simulink to UHD™-based USRP® radios

Supported Radios

* SISO and 2x2 MIMO modes supported.

Learn about support for the USRP® E310 device.

Supported Daughter Cards

Use any daughter card compatible with the supported UHD release. To find the supported UHD release, refer to the “UHD Support Update” or “Hardware Support” sections of the release notes.

Get MATLAB and Simulink Products

Wireless engineers, students, and hobbyists can receive and decode real-world radio signals using Communications Toolbox and USRP hardware.

Learn about the pricing and licensing options for buying Communications Toolbox and its required products.

Platform Support

See the hardware support package system requirements table for current and prior version, release, and platform availability. Learn more about releases prior to R2012b.

View enhancements and bug fixes in release notes.

Related Hardware Support Views: Communication Infrastructure, Communications Toolbox, Ettus Research, MathWorks Supported, MATLAB Product Family, National Instruments, Signal Processing, Simulink Product Family, Support Package Installer Enabled, Wireless Communications, WLAN Toolbox

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Before installing the support package, confirm you have the correct setup. View system requirements and installation options.

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Support Package


Support Package Installer installs support packages. To start the installer, go to the MATLAB tool strip and click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages.

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  • See “Supported Radios and Daughter Cards” list on the left.



All required third-party software is installed by the Support Package Installer.

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