Expectations on Software Defined Radio (SDR) in Standardization Fora on Future Mobile Communication Systems

Fumio WATANABE  Masayoshi OHASHI  Hajime NAKAMURA  Hisato IWAI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.12   pp.3366-3373
Publication Date: 2003/12/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Software Defined Radio Technology and Its Applications)
software defined radio (SDR),  mobile communication systems,  IMT-2000,  systems beyond IMT-2000,  

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This paper outlines the perspectives on Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology in viewpoint of the standardization of the future mobile communication systems. The activities of ITU-R SG8 Working Party 8F (WP8F) and mITF (mobile IT Forum) of Japan for systems beyond IMT-2000 (B3G) or 4-th generation mobile systems are firstly summarized. The latest discussions relating to SDR technology in the both parties are reported. It is followed by consideration on both expectations and technical issues on SDR in order to realize the technology in the future mobile communication systems. They are clarified in the viewpoint of standardization activity on B3G. Also some regulation issues are lastly summarized.