Browsing International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, Volume 38 (2002) by Authors
SOFTWARE RADIO TECHNOLOGY AND CHALLENGESChapin, John; Shah, Alok; Vanu, Inc. (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2002-10)This paper provides an overview of software radio and its current state in the industry. Software radio is a technology in which all of the waveform processing, including the physical layer, of a wireless device moves into software. If designed properly, this approach leads to dramatically improved device flexibility, software portability, and reduced development costs. Of course, such a technology brings with it numerous challenges, from hardware components to power constraints to the regulatory environment.