The front end of software-defined radio: possibilities and challenges

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

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    The use of mobile telephony has shown a spectacular growth in the last 10 years. A side effect of this rapid growth is an excess of mobile system standards. Therefore, the Software-Defined-Radio (SDR) concept is emerging as a potential pragmatic solution: it aims to build flexible radio systems, which are multi-service, multi-standard, multiband, re-configurable and re-programmable, by software. First, this paper presents a global overview of SDR. Furthermore, it discusses several front-end architectures of SDR. The goal of this project is to generate knowledge about designing part of the functionality of SDR, implemented by rapid prototyping strategies. The focus is on the front end of SDR. The technological roadmap is taken into account to evaluate several architectures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2001
    EventCTIT Workshop 2001 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 8 Feb 20018 Feb 2001


    WorkshopCTIT Workshop 2001

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