FPGAs have become an increasingly important resource for software radio systems. Programmable logic technology now offers significant advantages for implementing software radio functions such as DDCs (Digital Downconverters). For many applications, this implementation shift brings advantages that include higher precision processing, higher channel density, lower power, and lower cost. Recently updated, this handbook introduces the basics of FPGA technology and its relationship to Software Defined Radio systems.
FPGA, SDR, Pentek, software, radio, optical