TRUST approach to software defined radio: RF considerations

JA Garcia, Z Gulobicic, F Diaz, J Alonso, JR Macleod, MA Beach, PA Warr, D Jennings

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The design of the RF component of a Software Defined Radio (SDR) is a challenging task. This paper sets out to examine the important issues concerning the design of both the transmitter and the receiver. Techniques of achieving wideband linearity in the transmitter are reviewed. The importance of being able to design a low phase noise oscillator to operate over a wide range of frequencies is discussed. Receiver architecture is also reviewed. The major problems associated with the design of the receiver component of an SDR(linearity and image signals) are reviewed. The relationship of blocker specifications to receiver linearity is described. The paper concludes with a discussion of some problems unique to SDRs, and in particular those that need to be transparently reconfigured
Translated title of the contributionTRUST Approach to Software Defined Radio: RF Considerations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIST Mobile Communications Summit, Galway, Ireland
Pages283 - 291
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000
EventIST Mobile Communications Summit - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 1 Oct 2000 → …


ConferenceIST Mobile Communications Summit
Period1/10/00 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: This work has been performed in the framework of the IST project IST-1999-12070 TRUST, which is partly funded by the European Union. The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of their colleagues from Siemens AG, France Télécom - CNET, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A., King's College London, Motorola Ltd., Panasonic European Laboratories GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Telefonica Investigacion Y Desarrollo
S.A. Unipersonal, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., TTI Norte S.L., University of Bristol,
University of Southampton


  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)


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