Channel Selection requirements for Bluetooth receivers using a simple demodulation algorithm

Roelof Schiphorst, F.W. Hoeksema, Cornelis H. Slump

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    In our Software Defined Radio (SDR) project we combine two different types of standards, Bluetooth and HiperLAN/2, on one common hardware platform. SDR system research aims at the design, implementation and deployment of flexible radio systems that are reprogrammable and re-configurable by software. Goal of our project is to generate knowledge about designing the front end of an SDR system (from the antenna signal to the channel bit stream) where especially an approach from both analog and digital perspective is essential. This paper discusses the channel selection requirements for the Bluetooth standard. The standard specifications specify only the power level of the interferers, the power level of the wanted signal and the maximum allowed Bit Error Rate (BER). In order to build a radio front-end, one has to know the required (channel) suppression of these interferers. From [1] it is known that the required SNR for a Bluetooth demodulator is 21 dB, but by which value should interferers be suppressed? This paper will validate if the SNR value needs to be used for the suppression of adjacent channels. In order to answer this question a simulation model of a Bluetooth radio front-end is built.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Annual Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing
    Place of PublicationVeldhoven
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)90-73461-29-4
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2001
    Event14th ProRISC Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing 2003 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Nov 200327 Nov 2003
    Conference number: 14

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    PublisherSTW Technology Foundation


    Workshop14th ProRISC Workshop on Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing 2003
    Abbreviated titleProRISC


    • EWI-12067
    • IR-42513
    • METIS-201739

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