Software-defined radio receiver: dream to reality

R. Bagheri, A. Mirzaei, M.E. Heidari, S. Chehrazi, Minjae Lee, M. Mikhemar, W.K. Tang, A.A. Abidi
2006 IEEE Communications Magazine  
This article describes a fully integrated 90 nm CMOS software-defined radio receiver operating in the 800 MHz to 5 GHz band. Unlike the classical SDR paradigm, which digitizes the whole spectrum uniformly, this receiver acts as a signal conditioner for the analog-to-digital converters, emphasizing only the wanted channel. Thus, the ADCs operate with modest resolution and sample rate, consuming low power. This approach makes portable SDR a reality.
doi:10.1109/mcom.2006.1678118 fatcat:audkvfmdlfdtnnpox46e5goyim