Digital Processing Tradeoffs
This chapter addresses digital hardware architectures for SDRs. A digital hardware design is a configuration of digital building blocks. These include ASICs, FPGAs, ADCs, DACs, digital interconnect, digital filters, DSPs, memory, bulk storage, I/O channels, and/or general-purpose processors. A digital hardware architecture may be characterized via a reference platform, the minimum set of characteristics necessary to define a consistent family of designs of SDR hardware....