I have questions about the transmitting power of USRP N210 with WBX
I made a simple DBPSK modulation flow graph(please see fig.0),
File Source -> Packet Encoder -> PSK Mod -> Multiply Const -> USRP Sink
-> FFT Sink A
USRP Source -> PSK Demod -> Packet Decoder -> File Sink
| -> FFT Sink B
Between USRP Src and USRP snk, there is a cable connection with a 30dB
attenuator. (please see fig.1)
Since I want to know the emitting power, I use a power spectrum analyzer
connected with the TX/RX port of N210(please see fig.2).
First I run the GRC (GRC inside computer -> USRP N210 TX/RX Port ->
with 30dB attenuator -> power spectrum analyzer), I could read the
power from screen of power spectrum analyzer.
I think the transmitted power = Amplitude ^2.
So for example, if I get an amplitude of -17dBm reading from power
analyzer, then the power emitted should be of around -34dBm.
I start the flow graph again, from the FFT Sink A connecting with USRP
Sink, I see a much lower power, about -80dBm.
If I set a 5dB gain inside the USRP Sink, I think the transmit power
be -80dBm + 5dB. However, this -75dBm is not equal to what I measured
previously from power spectrum analyzer i.e.-34dBm.Why?
My question :
What do I really read from the software FFT Sink A?
I see a unit of dB in software FFT Sink, what is reference to this dB
Any suggestion for how to correctly measure the emitting power from
Port of USRP N210 ?
I am really appreciated if any one could answer these questions!
Thanks in advance!