Topband: SDR-1000 IMD-DR, blocking dynamic range, IP3, and IP2 measurements
W4EF at dellroy.com
Fri Feb 16 07:19:05 EST 2007
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Tippett" <btippett at alum.mit.edu>
To: <topband at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 3:17 AM
Subject: Topband: SDR-1000 IMD-DR, blocking dynamic range, IP3, and IP2
> >"It has essentially the same dynamic range regardless
> of tone spacing"
> True but BDR is ~100 dB for the SDR-1000 versus
> ~130 for other rigs (ARRL measurements). BDR seems to be
> the weak point of SDR so far. Perhaps 32-bit sound cards
> will eventually solve this issue but current 24-bit sound
> cards all seem to share this weakness.
> 73, Bill W4ZV
Yeah, seems that is the achilles heal of the SDRs right now.
As you suggest, it will be interesting to see how the equation
shifts as the sound cards get better.
73, Mike W4EF.........................................
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