Software Defined Radio for 3G

Software Defined Radio for 3G

by Paul Burns
     
 
A practical resource for mobile communications engineers considering software radio solutions. It covers systems design and partitioning all the way from the antenna to the management and control software. Various options for hardware are provided, including a look at state-of-the-art silicon technologies such as A/D and D/As, DSPs, FPGAs, RCPs, ACMs and digital

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A practical resource for mobile communications engineers considering software radio solutions. It covers systems design and partitioning all the way from the antenna to the management and control software. Various options for hardware are provided, including a look at state-of-the-art silicon technologies such as A/D and D/As, DSPs, FPGAs, RCPs, ACMs and digital frequency up/down converters.

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Mobile communications, or rather the desire for them, is driving the development of third-generation (3G) wireless applications that make people's lives easier but also make the engineering required to support the new technology altogether more complicated. So, that's why finding this book by Paul Burns is such a stroke of luck for any engineering professional struggling to develop new products using software-defined radio.

Burns starts out by describing software-defined radio and explaining its desirability. He then looks at the architecture, the use of radio frequency (RF) engineering in system design, the conversion from analog to digital and back again, and digital frequency converters, both up and down. Next, Burns gets into signal processing hardware and software architecture components. There is also a great chapter on applications for wireless systems, and another on smart antennas using software-defined radio. Burns then presents what he calls "implementation-level detail for an experimental [and low-cost] software-defined radio platform." He finishes up with a look at engineering design assistance tools.

Engineers exploring this interesting new field need look no further. Burns brings the advancement of this fantastic technology together, so that you can confidently explore its place in the wireless industry. John Vacca

John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580533478
Publisher:
Artech House, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Mobile Communications Ser.
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Burns is SpectruCell project manager at Advanced Communications Technologies in Melbourne, Australia and principal consultant for Simplexity Communications. He is a member or the IEEE and received his Degree of Engineering in electronic engineering from the University of South Australia.

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