Its posible that OsmocomBB work as a USRP?

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Oscar Soriano Riera oskar at
Sat Nov 6 14:55:25 UTC 2010

 Hi Harald

 Thanks for clarifying this confusion. I bought a motorola C123 on ebay 
 with RS232 data cable. When I arrive I'll try this fantastic software.
 Thank you very much for your work, this world needs more people like 

 On Sat, 6 Nov 2010 08:32:31 +0100, Harald Welte <laforge at> 
> Hi Oscar,
> On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 03:02:37AM +0100, Oscar Soriano Riera wrote:
>> Its posible use
>> OsmocomBB on C123 for do task as a USRP ? or similar scanner ?
> No, I think you have some conceptual misunderstanding about radio
> technology in general.
> In your subject you ask if OsmocomBB can work as USRP:
> This is wrong, as OsmocomBB is a protocol stack and radio driver, and
> the USRP
> is hardware.  How can some software work as hardware?
> In the body of your mail you ask if the C123 can act as USRP:
> No. The USRP is a wide-band software defined radio, and the 
> Calypso/Iota/Rita
> design implements a more traditional narrow-band zero-if transceiver
> with a DSP
> in the baseband.
> Nevertheless, you can use both hardware design to receive and 
> transmit GSM
> signals.  But this is very far from what you ask by "one device 
> working like
> the other"

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