WBX daughterboard

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Etus Research had released recently (January 2010) a new daughterboard, the WBX. We immediately purchased several units and try them ! The main feature of this board is the wide coverage, from 50 MHz until 2.2 GHz ! It include 2 RF ports One for RX and TX the second for RX only. The card provide filter, LNA...

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Using the updated version of the CRC-Dwap player (frequency offset etc.) we achieved to get a clean signal up to 10 mW on the band 3. Playing with the gain allow us to trim from 1 uW (g = 0) to 10 mW (g = 20)

Pay attention that you need to run the branch 3 of GNU Radio (we run 3.3.x) to use this board otherwise it will not be recognized on your system.

Test with DAB modulator

The measurement is done under the same condition as for the Basic TX and modified RFX400.

The WBX output without any additional filtering, the picture show the spectrum from 0 Hz until 3 GHz : We clearly see the upper harmonics...

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Then the same with one filter cell :

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Looks good ! Now a closer look on the OFDM group : No LO Leak and frequency image

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