2016.06

@jynik jynik released this Jun 29, 2016 · 16 commits to master since this release

This release introduces new functionality and bug fixes. It consists of the
following versions:

Component Version
FPGA bitstream v0.6.0
FX3 firmware v2.0.0
libbladeRF v1.7.2
bladeRF-cli v1.4.0
MATLAB & Simulink bindings v0.1.2

New Features

  • libbladeRF, bladeRF-cli
    • Added SMB clock control functionality
    • Added synchronization trigger functionality
    • Added XB-300 support
    • Added detection for v2.0.0 firmware series (new VID/PID)
  • FPGA
  • FX3
    • 2.x.y series of firmware introduces new VID/PID
  • libbladeRF API documentation
    • Re-organized into more cohesive sections
    • Added additional clarifications and corrections
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Windows builds updated to search for libusb 1.0.20 by default
    • Added GNU Radio Companion loopback example

The following issue tracker items have been closed since 2016.01-rc1:

  • Bugs:
    • #474: [libbladeRF] Clarify required SMB clock port config prior to trigger API usage
    • #470: [libbladeRF] VS2012 Build failure (cannot find stdbool.h)
    • #468: BLADERF_FORMAT_SC16_Q11_META docs confusing
    • #466: [bladeRF-cli] First open fails when device has incompatible FPGA/FW
    • #465: [libbladeRF] TX Timeout Regression
    • #462: [invalid] cmake build failure on CentOS 7.2
    • #460: [libbladeRF] Explain when (not) to use bladerf_get_timestamp()
    • #459: [invalid] [libbladeRF] Build failure reported on MS VS2013
    • #458: [libbladerf] assertion failed in sync_worker.c, tx_callback after bug 438 fix
    • #457: [libbladeRF] bladerf_sync_tx() clears burst regardless of return
    • #454: [debian] bladerf-fpga-hostedx40 leaves bad rbf file around if the download fails
    • #453: [bladeRF-cli] Automatic DC Calibration does not appear to apply nominal value
    • #450: host/common items missing extern "C" { ... }
    • #448: Build broken on big-endian targets
    • #446: Wrong loopback mode name for Simulink IF
    • #354: [hdl] failure to include STP file due to talkback req ought to be fatal
  • Enhancements:
    • #463: Adding SignalTap in scripted build
    • #403: LibbladeRF support for setting MIMO mode
    • #221: Synchronized Tx/Rx of multiple bladeRFs for MIMO using Mini Expansion Header
    • #174: Migrate FX3 build to CMake-generated Makefile
  • Other:
    • #432: Error building on Pi

Outstanding issue tracker items:

  • Bugs:
    • #475: [libbladeRF] Windows 10 builds fail if CyFX3 SDK is present
    • #473: [Windows][libbladeRF][duplicate] Triggered TX Stalls on Cypress Backend
    • #472: [libbladeRF, FX3] bladerf_device_reset() does not allow libbladeRF to close device cleanly
    • #471: [nios] VCTCXO Trim DAC Readback is implemented incorrectly
    • #464: [bladeRF-cli] probe can't access already opened devices (libusb, Windows)
    • #447: Build broken on MSVC2015 (ptheads timespec conflict)
    • #443: [libbladeRF] Cypress backend timeouts & receiving NULL buffers upon transfer completion
    • #442: [FX3 Firmware] Jump to bootloader after NULL interface is restored
    • #427: [libbladeRF] Cannot set some samplerates returned by bladerf_set_rational_rate()
    • #408: [libbladeRF] Device hangs after repeated open/stream/close
    • #401: libusb detection fails when x-compiling for Android
    • #390: Warning after running rx start when loopback=firmware
    • #360: [hdl] Older FPGA revisions no longer build
    • #352: [libbladeRF] Intermittent out-of-order transfer callbacks with Windows & libusb 1.0.19
    • #301: Direct sampling with XB-200 needs additional improvements
  • Enhancements:
    • #452: [Simulink] Integrate Signal Specification to RX
    • #439: [libbladeRF] Move submit_stream_buffer implementations up a layer. (Has pending PR #467)
    • #431: Halfband filtering
    • #430: Fs/4 Mix
    • #428: Low-rate stream formats
    • #416: Add CMake project config files
    • #395: [hdl] Timing Closure on LMS6 SPI interface
    • #382: 'bladerf_get_serial()' fixed buffer size should be ideally handled in the API
    • #321: How about a switch for bladeRF-cli to emit calibration in a format bladeRF-cli can later read?
    • #319: [bladeRF-cli] Add libedit and libreadline support
  • Other:
    • #388: [FX3 Firmware] Investigate USB3 drive controls
    • #344: [fx3] Investigate/fix field checksums
    • #328: [libbladeRF] Review and evaluate use of stream lock WRT libusb

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