An Efficient Software-Defined Radio Architecture for Multi-Mode WCDMA Applications

Jaesang LIM
Yongchul SONG
Jeongpyo KIM
Beomsup KIM

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A    No.12    pp.3677-3680
Publication Date: 2005/12/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.12.3677
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: General Fundamentals and Boundaries
analog-to-digital converter (ADC),  coherent demodulation,  digital intermediate frequency (IF),  software-defined radio (SDR),  synchronization,  WCDMA,  

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This letter describes an efficient architecture for a Software Defined Radio (SDR) Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) receiver using for high performance wireless communication systems. The architecture is composed of a Radio Frequency (RF) front-end, an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), and a Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) demodulator. A coherent demodulator, with a complete digital synchronization scheme, achieves the bit-error rate (BER) of 10-6 with the implementation loss of 0.5 dB for a raw Quadrature Phase Shift King (QPSK) signal.