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On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 07:10:31PM -0500, Karan T. wrote:
I have always loved working with USRP’s by having two of them in
college( USRP N210). Now that i am leaving college, I want to know if there’s
any cheap sdr receiver working on gnuradio that i can work on at home because i
can’t afford an USRP. I checked online […]
Are these good enough. can any one in the group suggest better alternatives to
That question is impossible to answer, because “good enough” is a
RTLSDRs are unbeatable when it comes to their price tag, so you can
hardly go wrong buying one of them. They might be “good enough” for you.
However, in terms of frequency range (and any other figure of merit),
they can’t keep up with USRPs. Also, no Tx. You have to decide for
yourself if that’s good enough for you.
Note that many people on this list, myself included, have biases towards
specific hardware (and vendors). So be specific when asking for advice;
if you don’t know which noise figures (or whatever) you need, it helps
if you specify which type of project you’re working on.
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