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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] RF Gain and BB gain of XCVR2450

From: Eric Blossom
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] RF Gain and BB gain of XCVR2450
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 11:52:21 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 05:36:35PM +0100, Jorge Miguel wrote:
> Hello,
> I will rephrase former question.

Jorge, I don't know the answer to your question, but I do that the
answer is in the source code that is associated with the XCVR2450.

You haven't specified whether you're using the UHD or not and whether
or not you're on a USRP1 or USRP2, all of which may matter.

In any event, I'd look for files that contain "2450" in their name :-)

"find" and "grep" are powerful command line tools for this kind of
stuff, and would allow you to answer your own question quickly, or to
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> When using the XCVR2450, up to 92dB gain in rx mode is allowed.
> However this gain is shared between to places. Gain at RF and then gain at
> baseband (after the mixing)
> It is very important (from the point of view of the Noise Figure) how gain
> is shared.
> There is a register B7 to B1 which control the gain to the MAX2829 chip
> placed inside the XCVR2450.
> The first 2 bits are critical since they define 3 states: High gain (11),
> Medium gain(10) and Low gain (0X)
> I would like to know how the overal gain configunation setting (0-92 dB) is
> shared between theses two places and what the limits to be in high, medium
> and low gain state are.
> Where I can find it?
> Many thanks,
> Jorge
> I would like to know how the gain setting (up to 92 dB in Rx mode) of the
> MAXIM2829 is sorted between the two amplifiers placed around the mixer.
> I is clear in the data sheet what the total gain is depending on the gain
> settings but it is not clear where the gain is. Most of them can be before
> the mixer (RF gain), or after the mixing (BB gain)......Is it possible to
> find it out? I would like to model this receiver.
> Many thanks,
> Jorge.

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