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The design of an analogue RF front end for a multi-role radio

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  • B Sharp
  • PA Warr
  • RJ Wilkinson
  • JP McGeehan
Original languageEnglish
Pages302 - 306
StatePublished - Oct 1998


The drive towards a software-defined radio (SDR) in which much of the processing is controlled by reprogrammable digital hardware is placing new demands on the analogue RF front end. In order to facilitate multi-role multi-mode operation, this must impose the minimum of constraints on the parameters that can be defined in software, while still offering a performance which is at least as good as today's application-specific radios. This paper outlines some of the areas of research being carried out at the University of Bristol, funded by DERA, in an attempt to improve the flexibility and performance of the analogue RF front-end of a multi-role radio

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Terms of use: Copyright © 1998 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE Military Communications Conference, 1998 (MILCOM 98). 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 Name of Conference: Military Communications Conference, 1998 (MILCOM 98) Venue of Conference: Boston, Mass., USA

    Research areas

  • radio communication, analog to digital conversion

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