Software Defined Radio has revolutionized electronic systems for a variety of applications that include communications, data acquisition and signal processing. Recently updated, this 100-page handbook shows
This handbook shows how DDCs (Digital Down Converters) and DUCs (Digital Up Converters), the fundamental building blocks of SDR, can replace legacy analog receiver and transmitter designs while offering significant benefits in performance, density and cost. Conventional analog receiver and transmitter systems are compared to their digital counterparts, highlighting similarities and differences. SDR is explored with an in-depth description of the internal structure and the devices used. Finally, some board- and system-level implementations and available off-the-shelf SDR products and applications based on such products are presented.