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Designing and Testing Software-Defined Radios

Cruz, P.M. ; Carvalho, N.B.C. ; Remley, K. R.

IEEE Microwave Magazine Vol. 11, Nº 4, pp. 83 - 94, June, 2010.

ISSN (print): 1527-3342
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Journal Impact Factor: 1,975 (in 2015)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/MMM.2010.936493

Software-defined radios (SDRs) will play a key role in future radio configurations because the emergence of new wireless technologies and their integration in a fourth generation of communication standards will necessitate the use of multistandard and multiband radios. SDRs use a single hardware front end but can change their frequency of operation, occupied bandwidth, and adherence to various wireless standards by calling various software algorithms. Such a solution allows inexpensive, efficient interoperability between the available standards and frequency bands.