Osmocom Sink has three gain,
which is the switch for 14dB MGA-81563 amplifier.
runs from 0 – 47 dB in osmocom_siggen runs from 0 – 40 dB in osmocom_fft
RX: 0 – 62 dB (osmocom_fft)
So I guess the parameters of
-l , set lna gain, means RX(osmocom source) IF gain, 8dB steps , 0-40dB
-i , set vga(if) gain, means RX(osmocom source) BB gain, 2dB steps, 0-62dB
-x , set TX vga gain, means TX(osmocom sink) IF gain, 1dB steps, 0-47dB
-a , RF gain , controls 14dB MGA-81563 amplifier , and both RX and TX chain have its own MGA-81563, so it works for both RX and TX. 14dB or 0dB
And I think we should update the help info of hackrf_transfer.
Good catch. I fixed the help in git, and I swiped -i for the IF
frequency control since it didn’t make any sense for RX VGA (baseband)
gain (which is now -g).