Synopses & Reviews
Despite SDR's maturity as an object of research, most books treat it as a new technology and adopt a theoretical perspective. This new publication, with an avowedly practical approach, brings SDR down to earth for the benefit of practicing engineers and graduate students. Despite the apparent similarities to single-function radios, designers of SDRs need to know that the devil is in the details, as they face myriad choices and trade-offs in their work. This volume covers most of these alternatives, and thus is an ideal companion to those beginning an SDR development project and who need to pin down the hardware architecture. The examples deployed have all been built, debugged, and tested by the author, who highlights some of the pitfalls to be avoided, saving designers countless hours of adjustments. In addition, the sections on design flow and hardware architectures are equally applicable to many other digital designs, while a useful appendix offers a whirlwind tour of wireless communications in general.
Implementing Software Defined Radio discusses practical aspects of design configuration and implementation. The work includes discussion of all major SDR design architectures, and it examines the reasons for building such flexible radios.
Software Defined Radio makes wireless communications easier, more efficient, and more reliable.
Software Defined Radio makes wireless communications easier, more efficient, and more reliable. This book bridges the gap between academic research and practical implementation. When beginning a project, practicing engineers, technical managers, and graduate students can save countless hours by considering the concepts presented in these pages.
About the Author
Dr. Grayver is a Senior Engineering Specialist at the Aerospace Corporation.
Table of Contents
What Is a Radio?.- What Is a Software Defined Radio?.- Why SDR?.- Disadvantages of SDR.- Signal Processing Devices.- Signal Processing Architectures.- SDR Standardization.- Software-centric SDR Platforms.- Radio Frequency Front End Architectures.- State-of-the-Art SDR Components.- Development Tools and Flows.- Conclusion.