If you're a mobile communications engineer considering software radio solutions, this practical resource is essential reading. 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 current and state of the art silicon technologies such as A/D & D/As, DSPs, FPGAs, RCPs, ACMs & digital frequency up/down-converters. The book covers both TDMA and CDMA based cellular radio systems with a special emphasis on how the technology can solve many of the problems faced by 3G. A chapter detailing software architecture summarizes the JTRS and SDRF proposals and discusses potential software radio languages. Special coverage of smart antenna technology is followed by an implementation of a low cost software radio using off the shelf components to give readers a great head start to the world of software radio. The book concludes with an overview of engineering design assistance software tools that are becoming so important for successful developments of embedded radio products.
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