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SDR uses digital techniques to replace traditional radio hardware like mixers, modulators, demodulators, and related analog circuits.
Monitor and Record More Data than Ever with SDRs
Nov. 6, 2023
Software-defined radio can be used to increase the amount of data that's able to be monitored and recorded, with minimal effect on latency.
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Digital-Radio Coprocessors Power Automotive Infotainment Systems
Oct. 11, 2023
Skyworks’ Si469xx devices pair with its Si479xx hybrid SDR tuners to create a cost-effective digital-radio receiver.
How Software-Defined Radio is Advancing Radar Systems
April 20, 2023
Radar systems are increasingly important in many industries. However, as they carry out complex techniques, they need transceivers that can meet their needs. Software-defined ...
The World of RF for Military and Defense
April 4, 2023
In the world of RF for military and defense, SDRs bring much to the table for applications like radar transceivers, spectrum monitoring, and electronic warfare.
Space-Based SDR: NASA’s SCaN Testbed
Dec. 12, 2022
Data obtained from SCaN Testbed experiments is paving the way for the future of space radio, with cognitive communication systems combining software-defined radios with AI/ML ...
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Strengthen SATCOM with SDR-Enhanced Phased-Array Antennas
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Many SATCOM apps require constant communication between the satellite and ground station, which can be difficult with conventional antennas. Phased-array technologies, coupled...
SDR vs. RFSoC: What’s the Better Transceiver?
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Meld SDR, Host Systems, MIMO to Boost RF Comms Speed and Efficacy
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High-performance software-defined-radio platforms deliver MIMO functionality and enhanced effectiveness at accelerated rates to meet advanced communication network needs.
Advances in Software-Defined Radio
July 6, 2022
Victor Woolesen, Per Vices CEO, discusses the challenges and advantages of implementing software-defined radio.
PCB Technology in Software-Defined Radio
July 5, 2022
SDR requires a complex web of circuity on PCBs that not only defines the device's functionality, but also the performance of these microwave and RF systems. Various factors come...
Reap the Processing Power of FPGA-Integrated SDRs
June 15, 2022
An FPGA, when incorporated into an SDR, is incredibly powerful—these systems can provide the needed input/output bandwidth and processing capabilities for implementing multi-gigasample...
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What’s on Tap for Software-Defined Radio in 2022?
Feb. 3, 2022
This year, look for SDRs to offer increasing sampling rates, system designs to handle data at up to 5 GS/s, and diminishing hardware complexity.
SDRs as a Reference and Common Clock Source for GNSS Timing Apps
June 30, 2021
Software-defined radios can monitor the integrity of satellites and ground stations and ensure the functionality of GPS tracking, autonomous driving, automation, and financial...
Evaluating ADC and DAC Performance Characteristics
May 25, 2021
At the boundary of the digital and analog domains is the ADC and DAC, both of which have numerous architectures. The article discusses the types of performance characteristics...
Increasing SFDR in Software-Defined Radios
April 26, 2021
The SDR is destined to become the receiver architecture of choice in most systems and the ADC, with its continually increasing sampling rates and instantaneous bandwidth, will...
Advancements in Spectrum Monitoring Leverage Software-Defined Radios
March 19, 2021
For institutions, organizations and individuals operating applications using RF, it can be very important to know who and what is making use of the spectrum.
Design Considerations for High-Throughput SDR Systems
March 15, 2021
The host and radios must be matched for optimum performance in a software-defined-radio environment.
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The Future of 5G with SDR
Feb. 26, 2021
5G is an emerging communications protocol that will increase data-transfer rates on cellular networks and in turn increase the versatility of cellular networks, aided in no small...
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Feb. 22, 2021
It seems pretty much any wireless device these days is a software-defined radio. Lou Frenzel discusses the reasons behind this overwhelming trend.
Extending RF’s Boundaries via Direct Data Sampling in the Ka-band
Feb. 17, 2021
This article details important advances now being made in direct-access data conversion of microwave signals within the Ka-band. These advances have implications in terms of acceleratin...
The Value of SDR Integration Across Industries
Aug. 18, 2020
Software-defined radio is a flexible radio communication and signal-processing system that performs at very high levels for applications across radar, MRI, GNSS, low-latency links...
SDRs Let Software Do the Talking
Dec. 17, 2019
Software-defined-radio functionality is helping military customers achieve challenging goals for compact but powerful reconfigurable multichannel radios.
Summarizing Advances in SDR Technology
April 28, 2016
Widespread adoption of SDR technology continues throughout many markets as key mixed-signal and digital components improve in performance, even as they shrink in size and power...
Mitigate Distortions in Software-Defined Wideband Receivers
Nov. 21, 2014
To limit the effects of wideband nonlinear distortion on direct-conversion receivers, researchers in Finland and Germany have developed a method using a digital feed-forward algorithm...
SDR Technology Targets Flexibility and Security
June 12, 2013
Software-defined-radio (SDR) technology is quickly being adopted in a number of commercial, industrial, and military applications through the aid of developer kits.