A software radio is a radio whose channel modulation waveforms are defined in software. All wireless telephones are controlled by this software. Written by the leader in the field, this book covers the technology that will allow cellular telephones to greatly expand the types of data they can transmit.
"...shows how to integrate the analogue radio-frequency and digital aspect of radio with the emerging large-scale, object-oriented software technology needed for open-architecture software-defined radio." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 3, September 2001)
Introduction and Overview.
The Radio Spectrum and RF Environment.
Systems-Level Architecture Analysis.
Node-Level Architecture Analysis.
Segment Design Tradeoffs.
Antenna Segment Tradeoffs.
RE/IF Conversion Segment Tradeoffs.
ADC and DAC Tradeoffs.
Digital Processing Tradeoffs.
Software Architecture Tradeoffs.
Software Component Characteristics.