Case Study - Software-Defined Radio Architecture for Communications Test

This whitepaper provides a case study for building a modular, software-defined RF platform. Bluetooth, WiMAX, cdma2000, ZigBee, GSM, EDGE, RFID - the list of wireless and communications standards continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. At the same time, viewing football highlights on V CAST and obtaining location data from Google Earth are becoming commonplace, fueled by the likes of Microsoft, Vodafone, and Google. Given this insatiable demand for more data bandwidth and the fact that wireless communications are now outpacing land communications in many countries, the large challenge ahead for mobile communications becomes meeting this demand effectively.