I have an application that must operate in the 25MHz to 40MHz region,
with a channel having a nominal bandwidth
of 50Khz to 700KHz or so. The Rx center frequency may be anywhere in
the 25MHz to 40MHz region.
My question is about dynamic range requirements when operating a
receiver in that neighbourhood of the
spectrum. It’s not a neighbourhood I’ve habitually “hung out” in, so
I don’t have any intuitive feel
for how crowded it is, with emphasis on the Rx being in “deep rural”
locations. My suspicion is that
things like GSM receivers have a much worse time of it, and do OK with
14 bits of A/D.
Is it likely that I’ll need to do narrower analog filtering in the RF
front end, to avoid dynamic range issues? It’s more convenient
if I don’t have to do that, but specific Rx locations could have
analog filters installed to more closely match their
specific Rx frequencies.
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