Enabling technologies for software defined radio transceivers

JR Macleod, T Nesimoglu, MA Beach, PA Warr

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This paper discusses the design considerations related to the transceiver hardware elements within a Software Defined Radio (SDR). Receiver architectures are reviewed and the viability of manufacturing these in the short to medium term is considered. The filtering functions required for a conventional receiver are examined, and the problems associated with implementation of these filters within a SDR receiver discussed, including that of image filtering. Receiver linearity requirements are evaluated in terms of typical user applications and it is shown that these will be onerousd in the case of a SDR receiver. A novel technique for mixer linearisation is presented as a potentially enabling element within a re-configuralbe transceiver and some initial performance results aer reported. The possibility of constructing an electronically tunable preselection filter using Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology is examined. Some simulation and prototype measurement results are presented.
Translated title of the contributionEnabling technologies for software defined radio transceivers
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMILCOM 2002, Anaheim, California
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages354 - 358
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780376250
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
EventMilitary Communications Conference, MILCOM 2002 - Anaheim, California, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 2002 → …


ConferenceMilitary Communications Conference, MILCOM 2002
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, California
Period1/10/02 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: MILCOM 2002
Conference Organiser: IEEE
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: This paper is based upon work performed within the framework of the IST project IST-1999-12070 TRUST, partly funded by the European Union.

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  • software defined radio (SDR)
  • linearisation techniques

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