• Acronym: IEEE 802.15.4 SDR with USRP
  • Short description:  IEEE 802.15.4 standard compliant SDR with full communication stack. The MAC layer is running on MicroBlaze and the PHY is implemented by LabVIEW FPGA. The framework allows run-time MAC update and parametric PHY configuration.
  • Main features:
    • The PHY layer is simplified by LabVIEW graphical programming
    • Modular hardware/software realization of standard components
    • FPGA-based implementation of MAC and PHY to allow low-latency applications and real-time experimentation
  • Conceptual figure:


  • Hardware platforms on which functionality is supported: NI USRP 2952, 2953 and 2943
  • Testbeds where the functionality can be used: KU Leuven IBFD testbed
  • Supporting partner: KU Leuven ([email protected])
  • Usage policies for accessing software & licensing terms:
    The software for this functionality is owned by KU Leuven and will be made available as open source software free of charge for Experiments in the context of the ORCA project at least until the end of the ORCA project [June 2020). For use of the software outside or beyond the ORCA project, please contact the software owner ([email protected]) and the coordinator of the ORCA project (Ingrid Moerman, [email protected]).
    Publications and demonstrations resulting from the use of this software should clearly mention the usage of this functionality and the owner, and refer to the H2020 ORCA Project, even if the publication or demonstration takes place after the end of ORCA project.
  • Link to technical information: to access code, you need gitlab account and contact KUL