Linked by the_randymon on Wed 9th Jan 2013 23:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Anyone who has turned on a shortwave radio in the past decade knows it's a wasteland out there, to the chagrin of nostalgic old geeks like me. But this technology sector is also one poised to explode with innovation thanks to software-defined radio. From H-Online: "Software-defined radio promises to [make] the complexity in radio systems a software problem. The principle is simple and, in the ideal setup, an antenna is connected directly to analogue-to-digital converters for receiving signals and digital-to-analogue converters for transmitting them, with software running on an attached processor taking care of everything else." Your computer is about to become more useful than ever.
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RE: DSP radio
by zima on Mon 14th Jan 2013 19:04 UTC in reply to "DSP radio"
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When I read about Software Defined Radio, it is always in the context of military. Cell phones are already probably software defined to some extent

IIRC at least some lines of mobile network base stations (from Huawei for example) use software defined radio ...I guess because power requirements are less strict than with handsets.

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