RF Technology Enablers for Software-Defined Radios

Lawrence LARSON  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.12   pp.3174-3178
Publication Date: 2006/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.12.3174
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Software Defined Radio Technology and Its Applications)
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Keyword: 
cognitive radio,  RF MEMS,  radio transceiver,  varactor,  

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Summary: 
RF system and circuit approaches for cognitive radios, based on software defined radio technology, are discussed. The increasing use of digital techniques, combined with wideband data converters and tunable front-end technologies, will enable these systems to become cost effective in the coming years.