A New Sampling Frequency Selection Scheme in Undersampling Systems

Naohiro SAHARA
Hiroshi SHIRAI
Hisato IWAI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.11    pp.4170-4175
Publication Date: 2005/11/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.11.4170
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Software Defined Radio Technology and Its Applications)
software defined radio,  undersampling,  sampling frequency,  RF sampling,  

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In software defined radio systems, placing the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) near the antenna part in the block diagram of the receiver is desired to improve the flexibility of the system. The radio frequency (RF) sampling method, in which the received signal is sampled at the RF stage, realizes such structure. The undersampling is a potential method to sample the RF signal using the existing consumer ADCs because high speed ADCs are required in the traditional methods, such as Nyquist sampling or the oversampling of the RF signal. This paper presents a technique to determine the minimum sampling frequency to undersample the separated multiple wireless systems simultaneously. In addition, this paper proposes a frequency selecting scheme that enables selection of a lower sampling frequency by receiving at least the desired transmission channels in the wireless system signals. This paper also provides a result of performance analysis of the proposed scheme.