Design Environment for Rapid Prototyping of Software Defined Radio [Other]

NESL Technical Report #: 2006-9-5


Abstract: The design of software defined radios is a challenging task that requires the expertise of a diverse set of engineers. Communication systems engineers use one set of tools to explore the modulation and signal processing algorithms, while network designers use another set of simulators to assess network performance. Implementing these designs requires embedded software engineers to optimize an implementation for a particular target, while addressing issues relating to real-time performance and hardware-software interfaces. Maintaining disparate design environments among these related domains incurs significant overhead in moving from concept to implementation, and fails to exploit the highly flexible nature of software defined radios. In this thesis, we explore a new design environment for software defined radios that allows designers to quickly explore design alternatives, simulate behavior, and map designs to an efficient target implementation.

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Date: 2006-09-21

Place: Los Angeles

Public Document?: Yes

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Document category: Other