[USRP-users] interpretation of received signal

Marcus Müller marcus.mueller at ettus.com
Sun Oct 22 12:48:17 EDT 2017

Hi Nirmala,

On 22.10.2017 18:22, Nirmala Soundararajan via USRP-users wrote:
> Hi Marcus,
> I have no idea why you said that but I certainly did not mean to
> directly take the values that Marcus L mentioned and straight away add
> it in my report!. Since I am just learning about SDR, I just wanted an
> idea of what could be the minimum power levels that an SDR receiver
> can fairly comprehend and process.
And I explained why such a power does not exist.
> Of course I definitely have to co-relate with the results that I get
> in the simulation.
> All said and done it certainly helps when experts and professionals
> give their advise and feedback (due to their vast experience) and I
> feel there is nothing wrong in checking with experts just to see where
> we are heading or "are we in the right direction" !  Please excuse me
> if I am wrong!
Absolutely right! That's a good idea, and I really just wanted to
suggest that you always keep the bigger picture of what you need to
achieve in mind, and coordinate the direction in which you look with
your advisor; I think we both agree that it was a bit of a bumpy ride
until you got the "the USRP does not give dBm", and the understanding of
that, and the understanding of dBm not actually mattering for what you
*want* to do in the long run, has led me to suggest you structure your
project formally. Hope that didn't upset you!
> Ettus has always recommended that all users including beginners post
> their doubts in this forum and indeed this is the best place to learn
> more about their product!  So we are all learning !
Indeed, it's a learning process for all of us, and I just want to
contributo to what you've learned being put to maximum use.

Best regards,

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