[USRP-users] interpretation of received signal

Marcus Müller marcus.mueller at ettus.com
Sat Oct 21 09:20:50 EDT 2017

Hi Nirmala,

I'm confused, so what *calibrated measurement device* did you use to get
"-80 dbm to -100 dbm"? As Marcus L has pointed out, the values you get
from the USRP are *not* relative to a physical unit.

Please simply don't think the plots that *any* software gives you have
something to do with dBm. They don't, simple as that. You can MAKE them
do so, by converting digital amplitude to a physical meaning. For that,
you need to CALIBRATE first.

Best regards,

On 20.10.2017 00:07, Nirmala Soundararajan via USRP-users wrote:
> Hi Konstantin and Mike,
> In fact I started with 0 gains for both transmitter and receiver with
> different amplitudes of input signal. The received power is always in
> the range of -80 dbm to -100 dbm.  
> I am not sure how to say that a certain received power (in dbm) 'is
> acceptable' when given an input signal  (that evaluates approx to 0
> dbm in fft) indoors when the transmitting and receiving antenna are
> very close say just 0.5 meters apart for a carrier frequency of around
> 800 MHz.
> regards
> Nirmala
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