Multimode Software Radio System by Parameter Controlled and Telecommunication Component Block Embedded Digital Signal Processing Hardware

Hiroshi HARADA  Yukiyoshi KAMIO  Masayuki FUJISE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E83-B    No.6    pp.1217-1228
Publication Date: 2000/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Software Defined Radio and Its Technologies)
software radio,  DSP,  multimode terminal,  ITS,  

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In this paper, a new configuration method of multimode software radio system by parameter controlled and telecommunication component block embedded digital signal processing hardware (DSPH) is proposed for the future flexible multimedia communications. In this method, in advance, basic telecommunication component blocks are implemented in the DSPH like DSP and FPGA. And, external parameters, which are simple but important information, change the specification of each block. This proposed method has the following features: i) People need to have only one mobile handset and select communication services as they like. ii) The volume of download software is reduced drastically in comparison with conventional full-download-type software radio system. iii) Since important component blocks have already been implemented into the DSPH except for some external parameters in advance, the know-how related to the implementation of DSPH never leak out. In this paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed configuration method by using computer simulation and developed experimental prototype and comparing with full-download-type software radio system from the viewpoint of the volume of download software. Finally, we introduce several new software radio systems by using the proposed configuration method.