Mobility

Software-Defined Radio and Broadcasting

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Executive Summary

Software-Defined Radio is not a myth anymore. As process technologies transitioned to 65nm and lower, power consumption, size, and cost are no longer impediments to SDR adaption. Many SDR products have been introduced in the consumer market in the past few years, in both wireless infrastructure and user equipment, ranging from 2G to 4G. As process technology evolves, processors become more computationally capable pushing the borderline between software and hardware closer to the antenna. One of the main advantages of SDR is software reconfigurability that leads to significant design simplification for multimode receivers.

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