Application Note

Application Note: Software Defined Radio: An Integrated Test Method For Designing Software Communications Architecture (SCA) Compliant Radios

Source: Tektronix
Today's wireless industry is rapidly expanding with multiple standards and devices. New wireless technologies are being introduced at a progressively increasing pace. Software defined radio (SDR) provides a framework to support multiband-multimode radios, global roaming, runtime reconfigurability, and over-the-air programming, thus potentially alleviating issues arising with the deployment of new communications standards. This application note presents a look at SDR as an integrated test method for designing software communications architecture (SCA) compliant radios.