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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] RTOS and GNU Radio

From: Eric Blossom
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] RTOS and GNU Radio
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:20:37 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 11:05:19AM -0700, Jane Chen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I ran the  tunnel.py, which is one of the gnuradio-examples, on two
> PCs (fedora 9 (kernel: 2.6.27), GNU Radio 3.2 and Intel Pentium
> D). The RTT is about 30ms. I read the paper "Enabling MAC Protocol
> Implementations on Software-Defined Radios" which is written by
> George Nychis and found that GNU radio needs 25ms in the user space
> in the example. I am wondering if I can use the real time OS to
> reduce the latency in the user space. However, I don't see any RTOS
> in the build guide on the GNU Radio Wiki
> (http://gnuradio.org/trac/wiki/BuildGuide ) . Does anyone know about
> if RTOS can reduce the RTT of tunnel.py to less than 1ms?

Before you go the RTOS route, I suggest that you simply try enabling
real-time scheduling on Linux.

Be sure you're in group usrp, then add this line to

@usrp  - rtprio 50

Then in your GR program add a call to:


There are several examples that do this.


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