The ettus research usrp x310 is a high performance, scalable software defined radio sdr platform for designing and deploying next generation wireless communications systems. A comparison of the theoretical peak performance through put and power. The winradio wrg315e is a software defined high performance vhfuhf receiver 9 khz to 1800 mhz, extendable to 8599 mhz using an optional antenna multiplexer and frequency extender with a usb interface, an external version of the wrg315i receiver this receiver is intended for government, military, security, surveillance, broadcast monitoring, industrial and demanding consumer. The airspy mini leverages our proven lowif architecture based on rafael micro r820t2 and a high quality oversampling 12bit adc and state of the art dsp.
He works in the areas of compilers and computer architecture. The software defined radio revolution brought great flexibility in vhf and uhf reception. A highperformance dsp architecture for softwaredefined radio abstract. Software defined radio an overview sciencedirect topics. In practical terms, digital signal processing components. Airspy, a high quality approach to software defined radio. Embedded digital signal processors for software defined radio have stringent design constraints including high computational bandwidth, low power consumption, and low interrupt latency. In heterogeneous processor platforms, typical of vector dsp processors, it is important to.
A highperformance dsp architecture for softwaredefined radio software defined radio sdr belongs to an emerging class of applications with. Demonstration of an easy to use, dsp program development environment. These features, combined with plugandplay mimo capability make the usrp n200 an ideal candidate for software defined radio systems with demanding performance requirements. Software defined radio is a concept according to which rf communication is achieved by using software or firmware to perform signalprocessing tasks that are typically performed by hardware. Design and implementation of high performance fpga signal processing datapaths for software defined radios chris h. This translates to supporting various features and functionalities, such as updating and upgrading through reprogramming, without the need to replace the hardware on which. The c64x high performance dsp generation features tis velociti. Software defined radio sdr architecture allows for future. Overview of ham friendly digital signal processing dsp.
The ni usrp rio software defined radio platform combines 2 fullduplex transmit and receive channels with 40 mhzchannel of realtime bandwidth and a large dsp oriented kintex 7 fpga in a half1u rack mountable form factor. The designware suite will be used for the development of its high performance computing, software defined radio. Rockwell collins modernized, high frequency hf communications systems give. Syllabus definition and potential benefits software radio architecture evolution technology trade off and architecture implications 4. High performance front ends readily available sdr 101. It is being designed and developed by a group of sdr enthusiasts with representation from interested experimenters worldwide. Developed by a team led by matt ettus, the usrp product family is intended to be a comparatively inexpensive hardware platform for software radio, and is commonly used by research labs, universities, and hobbyists.
The designware suite will be used for the development of its high performance computing, software defined radio sdr and communications systemonchip. Introduction to softwaredefined radio technical articles. Introduction software defined radio sdr promises to revolutionize the communication industry by delivering lowcost, flexible software solutions for wireless communication protocols. Topics in open high performance software defined radio pdf friedrichshafen 2014. Listed under the software software defined radio category that is about software defined radios. Dsp digital signal processing the processing of a digitized signal with computer algorithms fpga field programmable gate array these are large sets of gates in reconfigurable array. The airspy mini leverages our proven lowif architecture based on rafael micro r820t2 and a high quality oversampling 12bit adc and state of the art dsp in oversampling mode, the airspy mini applies analog rf and if filtering to the signal path and. Usrp x310 high performance software defined radio ettus. Airspy mini builds on top of the successful airspy r2 architecture to offer a portable high performance scanner for the vhf and uhf bands. Ti home processors digital signal processors dsp c6000 floating point dsp. Dsp architecture for software defined radio, ieee micro, vol. Usrp x300 high performance software defined radio ettus. The xtrx is a high performance high bandwidth software defined radio sdr board that is specifically designed to support innovations around high data rate applications like 4g5g and massive mimo.
The winradio wrg315i is a software defined high performance vhfuhf receiver 9 khz to 1800 mhz, extendable to 8599 mhz using an optional antenna multiplexer and frequency extender on a pci card this receiver is intended for government, military, security, surveillance, broadcast monitoring, industrial and demanding consumer applications. Pdf software defined radio sdr is an innovative approach which is becoming a more and more promising technology for future mobile handsets. A high performance dsp architecture for software defined radio, abstract software defined radio sdr belongs to an emerging class of applications with the processing requirements of a supercomputer but the power constraints of a mobile terminal. Software defined systems are becoming increasingly common, with wireless systems leading the way. The main category is software defined radio resources that is about software defined radios, radio whose channel modulation waveforms are defined in software. Feb 04, 2020 rtlsdr blog r820t2 rtl2832u 1ppm tcxo sma software defined radio. A new highperformance digital fm modulator and demodulator. Radio processor a new reconfigurable architecture for. A highperformance dsp architecture for softwaredefined radio software defined radio sdr belongs to an emerging class of applications with the processing requirements of a. Per vices high performance software defined radio products.
Software defined radio sdr is a radio communication system where components that have been traditionally implemented in hardware e. Abstractsoftwaredefined radio sdr is a programmable transceiver with. These higher data rates are in fact due to the use of vsf. We also think the networks of the future will be more agile, flexible, programmable and distributed.
Introduction data communication networks plays a vital role in any modern society. Pdf software defined radio sdr is an innovative approach which is becoming a more and more promising technology for. However, building a softwaredefined radio sdr has traditionally not been easy. Usrp n200 software defined radio sdr ettus research. A highperformance dsp architecture for softwaredefined radio. However, building a software defined radio sdr has traditionally not been easy.
Today we offer the best wide band receivers which address these needs. The authors developed the signalprocessing ondemand architecture soda, a fully programmable architecture that supports sdr, by examining two widely differing protocols. In this paper, we present an overview of the criteria for such platforms and the current state of development and future trends in this area. Figure 1 shows a typical software defined radio sdr architecture being designed today for the physical layer phy and medium access. Xilinx fpgas and socs combine this processing bandwidth with comprehensive solutions, including easytouse design tools for hardware designers, software developers, and system architects. Overview the ettus research usrp x300 is a high performance, scalable software defined radio sdr platform for designing and deploying nextgeneration wireless communications systems. Block diagram of the ideal softwaredefined radio transceiver image adapted. This results in complicated software design, limited platform reuse across different products, and essentially locks the oem to the dsp supplier. Recent advances in hf radio and digital signal processing dsp technology, along with new u. It is a joint effort between airspy, itead studio and a toptier semiconductor company to build a state of the art sdr for hf and vhf bands. The term focuses on the physical phy layer processing of the waveform and is not related to the radio frequency rf front end, which is a common misconception. Sdr is a radio in which some or all of the physicallayer functions are software defined, per the wireless innovation forum formerly the sdr forum. Advanced technology in amateur radio video talk given by doug smith, kf6dx, qex editor at georgia tech, march 10, 2003.
Finally, the hardware implementation of swift is shown. In addition, one needs to consider how the architecture differs for high performance applications versus long battery life portable applications. The cevaxc dsp is the perfect choice for our software defined radio chip technology platform, allowing us to develop solutions for a wide range of. Furthermore, due to rapidly evolving communication standards with increasing code complexity, these processors must be compilerfriendly, so that code for them can quickly be developed in a high level language. The hpsdr is an open source gnu type hardware and software project intended as a next generation software defined radio sdr for use by radio amateurs hams and short wave listeners swls. The paper proposes the fm stereo receiver based on softwaredefined radio by fpga devices, according to the theories of multirate digital signal processing and switching means fm stereo decoding. Software defined radio requires the combination of software based signal processing and the enabling hardware components. Morningcore technology license ceva dsp for high performance wireless and automotive communication platforms june 26, 2019 cevaxc dsp powers morningcores software defined radio sdr chip platform targeting 4g5g wireless terminals and cellular v2x modems. This technology is based on software defined wireless protocols, as opposed to hardwarebased solutions. Sep 06, 2017 unit 1 introduction to software defined radio 3. Softwaredefined radio sdr belongs to an emerging class of applications with the processing requirements of a supercomputer but the power. Xilinx fpgas and socs are ideal for high performance or multichannel digital signal processing dsp applications that can take advantage of hardware parallelism. Through the extraction and halfband filter to achieve downsampling, the digital.
The project started as a simple proof of concept program to get hands into dsp techniques and has evolved to what it is today. Ceva expands into 4g wireless infrastructure market with. Smart selection of adcdac enables better design of software. High performance software defined radio an open source design a high performance sdr hpsdr an open source gnu type hardware and software project intended as a next generation software defined radio. Software defined radio sdr holds the promise of fully. A software defined radio sdr is defined as a radio in which some or all of the physical layer functions are software defined, that is, they use software processing within the radio system or device to implement operating but not control functions 4. The design of high performance digital signal processing dsp processors for software defined radio sdr with high degree of flexibility and low power consumption has been a major challenge to. Abstractsoftwaredefined radio sdr is a programmable transceiver.
A highperformance dsp architecture for softwaredefined radio article in ieee micro 271. A lowpower architecture for software radio citeseerx. The authors developed the signalprocessing ondemand architecture. Airspy is a line of popular software defined radio sdr receivers developed to achieve high performance and affordable price using innovative combinations of dsp and rf techniques. The modulator and demodulator contain an optimized direct digital. Design and implementation of highperformance fpga signal. The individual component of proposed fm modulator and demodulator has been optimized in such a way that the overall design consists of a high speed, area optimized and lowpower features. This paper deals with an fpga implementation of a high performance fm modulator and demodulator for software defined radio sdr system. A highperformance dsp architecture for softwaredefined. State of the art baseband dsp platforms for software defined radio.
Universal software radio peripheral usrp is a range of software defined radios designed and sold by ettus research and its parent company, national instruments. The rdl6000 l1 is redlines 1st generation software defined radio sdr for 3gpp eutran enodeb. A high performance dsp architecture for software defined radio abstract. Software defined radios overview and hardware 1 software defined radios combine a broad scope of complex radio techniques in one instrument. The majority of previous architectural studies on dsp applications have focused. A lowpower multithreaded processor for software defined radio.
High performance software defined radio resource detail. Architecture, stateoftheart, and challenges rami akeela, and behnam dezfouli internet of things research lab, department of computer engineering, santa clara university, usa email. High performance software defined radio pdf warren pratt, nr0v, 2014. The gigabit ethernet interface of the usrp n200 allows high speed streaming capability up to 50 mss in both directions 8bit samples.
The architecture is based on high performance arm and dsp processor with an advanced transceiver capable of fdd and tdd modes. The system consists of four data processing elements pes, one control processor, and a global scratchpad memory. Demand architecture soda, a fully pro grammable architecture that supports soft waredefined radio sdr. Then, the structure of nine stages pipeline with powerful bypass logics is disclosed. Vector processing architectures are now being put forward targeted at wireless. The authors developed the signalprocessing ondemand architecture soda, a fully. C6000 tm high performance and power efficient dsps. Defenses joint tactical radio system jtrs 1 fall short of the goal to provide a software programmable radio in a mobile handheld unit, with high power consumption and high cost being the chief issues.
Per vices newest software defined radio transceiver crimson, is a high performance wireless platform which enables flexible, versatile and evolvable information and communications infrastructure. Apr 30, 2016 this paper presents swift, a computationally intensive dsp architecture for communication applications. Software defined radio sdr is an innovative approach which is. Let the fpgas dsp blocks process the high speed frontend data and reduce the data rate. With our powerful combination of embedded powerpc processors, dsp blocks, rams, and raw fpga fabric, our pci fpga cards make an excellent software defined radio platform to host your solution. While the concept of sdr is not new, the rapidly evolving capabilities of digital electronics. Mar 05, 2019 sdr is a radio in which some or all of the physicallayer functions are software defined, per the wireless innovation forum formerly the sdr forum. Project overview challenge our task was to design a versatile fpga module for digital signal processing dsp to be used in telecommunication systems, transmitters of digital tv and radio, radar complexes, wireless communication systems, and software defined radio systems sdr. The deficiencies of software defined wireless infrastructure solutions based on pure asics or fpgas led to a hybrid system architecture, where asics andor fpgas are used in combination with software programmable, high performance digital signal processors. Softwaredefined radio sdr is a radio communication system where components that have been traditionally implemented in hardware e. This is an rtlsdr software defined radio receiver with rtl2832u adc chip, 1ppm tcxo, sma f connector, r820t2 tuner and aluminium case with passive cooling. Softwaredefined radio infrastructure taps dsp ee times.
Smart selection of adcdac enables better design of software defined radio. C6000 poweroptimized dsp floating point dsp processor. This link is listed in our web site directory since sunday jul 18 2010, and till today high performance software defined radio has been followed for a total of 26 times. The usrp n200 offers high bandwidth, high dynamic range processing capability. The authors developed the signalprocessing ondemand architecture soda, a fully programmable architecture that supports sdr, by examining two widely differing protocols, wcdma and 802. A software defined radio as in, the device itself is an rf communication system that incorporates a significant amount of this software based signal. He is affiliated with the advanced computer architecture laboratory and the software systems laboratory. Abstract software defined radio sdr belongs to an emerging class of applications with the processing requirements of a supercomputer but the power constraints of a mobile terminal. With the introduction of the cevaxc323 dsp, our customers can apply software defined radio technologies to improve performance, flexibility and timetomarket for their infrastructure processor designs. Scott mahlke is a professor in the electrical engineering and computer science department at the university of michigan. Software defined radio american radio relay league. We introduce the vliw feature and simd capability of swift, and the vector register file, store buffer, multibanked memories as well.346 133 1525 828 697 703 202 930 1126 1105 231 254 833 460 437 1346 1123 1475 557 311 142 1203 1345 111 1465 53 428 1093 994 292 1353 243 1274 293 390 1194 548 1257 570 954 399 1187 1313 894 770 22 617 1028