how good is Luowave's "USRP LW 1"?
Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:28 am
It's a clone of the original Ettus "USRP 1" (which is now no longer made by Ettus). You can buy one here https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32995702637.html it appears to have the same specs as the official USRP 1, at least going by the documentation I can find on it. Of course, there's also a matter of the quality of the parts uses to build it (like using a 5% resistor where a 1% resistor should have been used for more precision), and Chinese knockoffs tend to be lower quality. So I'd like to know from somebody who has bought both the USRP 1 (before Ettus stopped making it) and also the USRP LW 1 from Luowave, how good close are they to each other in actual specs (not just on-paper specs)? Is the Ettus version significantly better quality than the Luowave version? Or are they about the same? If about the same, I'm considering buying the Luowave USRP LW 1 as my next SDR, as it's very low priced (slightly cheaper than the price of the official USRP 1 when it was still in production). The aliexpress webpage for it says it's compatible with the USRP 1, which I think means that official Ettus USRP 1 daughter boards should work in it.