The Sandblaster Software-Defined Radio Platform for Mobile 4G Wireless Communications

Date Added: Sep 2009
Format: PDF

The authors present a tier 2 Software Defined-Radio platform (SDR), built around the latest Sandbridge Technologies' multithreaded Digital Signal Processor (DSP) SB3500, along with the description of major design steps taken to ensure the best radio link and computational performance. This SDR platform is capable of executing 4G wireless communication standards such as WiMAX Wave 2, WLAN 802.11 g, and LTE. Performance results for WiMAX are presented in the conclusion section. SDR is a collection of hardware and software technologies that enable reconfigurable system architectures for wireless networks and user terminals.