[USRP-users] DAC Floating point or fixed point complex type ?

Marcus D. Leech mleech at ripnet.com
Tue Mar 29 16:16:31 EDT 2016


On 03/29/2016 04:06 PM, Abhinav Jadon via USRP-users wrote:
> Hi ,
> I am working on the X310, I wanted to know if the DACs in the USRPs 
> were of floating point (float16) or fixed point type ?
>
>
> Regards
> Abhinav PS  Jadon
They are fixed-point.

The over-the-wire format for all Ettus products is either 8-bit I/Q or 
16-bit I/Q.  That gets translated by the hardware into whatever is 
appropriate
   for the DSP chain and ADCs/DACs.



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