Contents

List of Contributors

Foreword - by Dr Joseph Mitola III

Abbreviations

Biographies

Introduction

Part I: Perspective

1 Software Based Radio

Stephen Blust – Cingular Wireless

1.1 A Multi-Dimensional Model Sets the Stage

1.2 What is Software Based Radio

1.2.1 Software Defined Radio and Software Radio

1.2.2 Adaptive Intelligent Software Radio and Other Definitions

1.2.3 Functionality, Capability and SBR Evolution

1.3 Architectural Perspectives for a Software Based Radio

1.3.1 The Radio Implementer plane

1.3.2 The Network Operator plane

1.4 Software Radio Concepts

1.5 Adoption Timeframes for Software Based Radio

1.6 Realization of Software Based Radio Requires New Technology

1.7 Power/Performance/Price Limitations of Handsets Dictates Inflexible Networks

1.8 Regulatory Concepts Facilitate SBR Introduction

1.9 Conclusions

Acknowledgements

References

Part II: Front End Technology

2 Radio Frequency Translation for Software Defined Radio

Mark Beach, Paul Warr & John MacLeod - University of Bristol

2.1 Requirements and Specifications

2.1.1 Transmitter Specifications

2.1.2 Receiver Specifications

2.1.3 Operating Frequency Bands

2.2 Receiver Design Considerations

2.2.1 Basic Considerations

2.2.2 Receiver Architectures

2.2.3 Dynamic Range Issues and Calculation

2.2.4 Adjacent Channel Power Ratio (ACPR) and Noise Power Ratio (NPR)

2.2.5 Receiver Signal Budget

2.2.6 Image Rejection

2.2.7 Filter Functions within the Receiver

2.3 Transmitter Design Considerations

2.3.1 Filtering Analogies ...

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