Efficient multi-standard cognitive radios on FPGAs

Thinh H. Pham, Suhaib A. Fahmy, Ian Vince McLoughlin

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Cognitive radios that support multiple standards and modify operation depending on environmental conditions are becoming more important as the demand for higher bandwidth and efficient spectrum use increases. Traditional implementations in custom ASICs cannot support such flexibility, with standards changing at a faster pace, while software baseband implementations fail to achieve the performance required. Hence, FPGAs offer an ideal platform bringing together flexibility, performance, and efficiency. This work explores the possible techniques for designing multi-standard radios on FPGAs, and explores how partial reconfiguration can be leveraged in a way that is amenable for domain experts with minimal FPGA knowledge.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Digest - 24th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9783000446450
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


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