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Enabling technologies for software defined radio transceivers

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMILCOM 2002, Anaheim, California
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages354 - 358
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780376250
StatePublished - Oct 2002
EventMilitary Communications Conference, MILCOM 2002 - Anaheim, California, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 2002 → …


ConferenceMilitary Communications Conference, MILCOM 2002
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, California
Period1/10/02 → …


This paper discusses the design considerations related to the transceiver hardware elements within a Software Defined Radio (SDR). Receiver architectures are reviewed and the viability of manufacturing these in the short to medium term is considered. The filtering functions required for a conventional receiver are examined, and the problems associated with implementation of these filters within a SDR receiver discussed, including that of image filtering. Receiver linearity requirements are evaluated in terms of typical user applications and it is shown that these will be onerousd in the case of a SDR receiver. A novel technique for mixer linearisation is presented as a potentially enabling element within a re-configuralbe transceiver and some initial performance results aer reported. The possibility of constructing an electronically tunable preselection filter using Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology is examined. Some simulation and prototype measurement results are presented.

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: MILCOM 2002 Conference Organiser: IEEE Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This paper is based upon work performed within the framework of the IST project IST-1999-12070 TRUST, partly funded by the European Union. Terms of use: Copyright © 2002 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings MILCOM 2002. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

    Research areas

  • software defined radio (SDR), linearisation techniques


Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2002

Duration1 Oct 2002 → …
CityAnaheim, California
CountryUnited States

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