Designing and Testing Software-Defined Radios
; Remley, K. R.
IEEE Microwave Magazine Vol. 11, Nº 4, pp. 83 - 94, June, 2010.
ISSN (print): 1527-3342
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.