uhd_image_loader man page
uhd_image_loader — UHD Image Loader
Burn firmware and FPGA images onto connected Ettus Research devices.
- List options:
- Device and loader arguments:
- Custom firmware filepath:
- Custom FPGA filepath:
- Don't burn firmware:
- Don't burn FPGA:
Specifying a Particular Device
Without any arguments given through the args="" option, this utility will start a session with the first Ettus Research device it sees. The arguments shown below will narrow down the utility's search for a particular device:
The name= and serial= arguments can be used to specify any device except an uninitialized USB device or an OctoClock bootloader. The type= argument can be used to specify any device, as described below:
Argument | Device
type=usrp2 | Usrp N200, Usrp N210
type=b200 | USRP B200, USRP B210
type=e100 | USRP E100, USRP E110
type=e3x0 | USRP E310
type=octoclock | OctoClock
NOTE: The USRP1, USRP2, and USRP B100 are not supported.
By default, this utility will check all network interfaces for network-based devices, but a specific IP address can be specified with the addr= argument.
An X-Series devices connected via PCIe can be specified by its NI-RIO resource through the resource= argument, and the RPC port through which to communicate with it can be specified with the rpc-port= argument. Using these options is not recommended, as their default values are almost always used.
An OctoClock's name and serial are only exposed when the firmware is loaded, so if the device only has a bootloader, only the addr= argument can be used to find it.
Device-Specific Loader Options
Certain devices have specific options for customizing their image loading process, and these can be passed in through the --args="" option. These arguments are specified below:
Usrp N200, Usrp N210
The overwrite-safe option will overwrite the device's safe-mode firmware and FPGA images. This is NOT RECOMMENDED, as these images serve as the backup if the device's primary images are corrupted.
The reset option will automatically reset the device once the loading process finishes. When the device resets, it will have its new images loaded.
USRP X300, USRP X310 (Ethernet only)
The configure option will automatically reset the device once the loading process finishes. When the device resets, it will have its new FPGA image loaded.
The verify option will tell the device to internally verify the integrity of the image as it loads. This greatly increases the loading time.
Load only the default FPGA image onto a specific N2x0 device and reset
uhd_image_loader --args="type=usrp2,addr=192.168.10.2,reset" --no-fw
Load a custom FPGA image onto a specific X3x0 device
uhd_image_loader --args="type=x300,addr=192.168.40.2" --fpga-path="/home/user/my_x300_fpga_image.bit"
UHD documentation: http://files.ettus.com/manual/
GR-UHD documentation: http://gnuradio.org/doc/doxygen/page_uhd.html
Other UHD programs:
This manual page was written by Nicholas Corgan for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
Copyright (c) 2015 Ettus Research LLC
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