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Radio Setup

Connect and set up your radio and manage radio setup configurations

Since R2022a


Before you can start interacting with RF signals using Wireless Testbench™ features and a supported NI™ USRP™ radio, you must set up your radio using the Radio Setup wizard. For a list of supported radios, see Supported Radio Devices.

The Radio Setup wizard enables you to perform these tasks:

  • Set up your radio for use in Wireless Testbench.

  • Save a radio setup configuration under a name.

  • List all saved radio setup configurations.

  • Update, delete, or revalidate saved radio setup configurations.

For a video walkthrough, see Radio Setup Walkthrough.

You use the name of the saved radio configuration later to configure your radio for use with the following Wireless Testbench objects:

You do not require a saved radio setup configuration for the following Wireless Testbench System objects and blocks:


You cannot save a radio setup configuration if:

  • You are using a Mac operating system (OS).

  • Your radio is a USRP N300 or USRP X300.

Radio Setup wizard

Open the Radio Setup

After installing the Wireless Testbench Support Package for NI USRP Radios, you can proceed directly to the Radio Setup wizard by clicking the setup button in the Add-On Manager window.

Alternatively, you can start the Radio Setup wizard by using the radioSetupWizard function or by following these steps:

  1. On the MATLAB® Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Manage Add-Ons.

  2. In the Add-On Manager window, find the Wireless Testbench Support Package for NI USRP Radios, and then click the setup button .

The Radio Setup wizard leads you through several steps. If you close the Radio Setup wizard at any time, you can start the wizard again with the radioSetupWizard function or from the Add-On Manager window. If you encounter issues, these troubleshooting topics outline possible solutions:

Once your radio setup is complete, you can start exploring Wireless Testbench examples.


Saved radio setup configurations are persistent across MATLAB sessions. You must run the Radio Setup wizard again only if you want to set up a new radio or you want to manage saved radio setup configurations.

Version History

Introduced in R2022a