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    A Modular Testbed for Hardware Reconfigurable Radio at the 2.4 GHz ISM Band


    Baldwin, Gerard and Farrell, Ronan (2005) A Modular Testbed for Hardware Reconfigurable Radio at the 2.4 GHz ISM Band. Proceedings of SPIE, 5837. ISSN 0277-786X

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    Abstract

    A modular testbed for use in developing software defined radio is documented in this paper. The testbed is focused on the 2.4 GHz ISM band but may be used at other frequencies. An RF transceiver with variable transmit/receive frequencies and bandwidths is provided. It provides the capability to support many modulation schemes and standards such as GSM, UMTS< IEEE 802.11b and parts of the IEEE802.16 standards. It performs the RF functions of the radio, with the other PHY and MAC layer functions such as equalisation and error-coding being performed by a host computer. It communicates with the host computer system through a USB2 interface allowing data rates of up-to 60Mbytes a second. An API is used for communications with the host computer system allowing for modulation/demodulation and coding/decoding in software on the host system and reconfiguration of the radio system

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Copyright 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. This paper was published in Gerard Baldwin, Ronan Farrell, "A modular testbed for hardware reconfigurable radio at the 2.4 GHz ISM band", Proc. SPIE 5837, VLSI Circuits and Systems II, (30 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.608683; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.608683 and is made available as an electronic reprint with permission of SPIE. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
    Keywords: Software radio; reconfigurable;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 577
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.608683
    Depositing User: Dr. Ronan Farrell
    Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2007
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of SPIE
    Publisher: SPIE
    Refereed: Yes
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