Software Defined RadioSubscribe
In an ideal world you would simply connect an antenna to an ADC or DAC for receive or transmit. However, in practice low noise amplifiers (LNA) and power amplifiers (PA) tend to be required, in addition to filtering in the analogue RF front-end for certain applications. Many systems also make use of FPGAs located between digital converters and the host computer, to implement particularly computationally intensive tasks — such as digital up/down-conversion — in hardware.
SDR brings with it many benefits, including the possibility to:
- Future proof hardware platforms by enabling upgrade via software
- Consolidate hardware via systems that support multiple carriers (multi-TRX)
- Support multiple different wireless systems via a single hardware platform
- Expedite the development of new wireless systems
- Develop “cognitive radio” systems that can adapt to their environment
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