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.
About 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.
Table of Contents
What Is Software Radio And Why Should We Use It. A Basic Software Defined Radio Architecture. RF System Design. Analogue To Digital And Digital To Analogue Conversion. Digital Frequency Up And Down Conversion. Signal Processing Hardware Components. Software Architecture And Components. Applications For Wireless Systems. Smart Antennas Using Software Radio. Experimental Low Cost Software Radio Platform. Engineering Design Assistance Tools.