ECE 5674 - Software Radios: Modern Radio Engineering
An introduction to software radios, devices that can be programmed to work with a variety of different radios. The course will cover the following topics: software radio architectures, existing software radio efforts, a review of basic principles, an analysis of receiver operation.
Why take this course?
This course provides students with an understanding of a technological advance that is brand-new and will still be fairly new when they graduate.
The following material covered in 4624, or its equivalent, is of significance to Sofrware Radios: Digital Filter Design, Sampling Theorem and Discrete Fourier Transform Theory and Implementation.
The following material covered in 4634, or its equivalent, is of significance to Software Radios: Properties of Modulation Formats, Demodulation Techniques and Spread Spectrum Systems.
Major Measurable Learning Objectives
choose or create an overall architecture for a software radio
determine the impact of various stages such as the RF link on the software design
perform a trade-off analysis of fixed vs programmable resources