Computing Platforms for Software-Defined Radio

  • Waqar Hussain
  • Jari Nurmi
  • Jouni Isoaho
  • Fabio Garzia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Waqar Hussain, Jouni Isoaho, Jari Nurmi
    Pages 1-4
  3. Architectures, Designs and Implementations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Gregor Sievers, Boris Hübener, Johannes Ax, Martin Flasskamp, Wayne Kelly, Thorsten Jungeblut et al.
      Pages 29-59
    3. Sajjad Nouri, Waqar Hussain, Diana Göhringer, Jari Nurmi
      Pages 61-89
    4. Diana Goehringer
      Pages 91-105
    5. Roberto Airoldi, Fabio Garzia, Tapani Ahonen, Jari Nurmi
      Pages 107-119
  4. Software-Based Radio Cognition and Implementation Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Anthony Chun, Jeffrey D. Hoffman
      Pages 123-145
    3. Pekka Jääskeläinen, Timo Viitanen, Jarmo Takala, Heikki Berg
      Pages 147-164
    4. Aitor Arriola, Pedro Manuel Rodríguez, Raúl Torrego, Félix Casado, Zaloa Fernández, Mikel Mendicute et al.
      Pages 165-187
    5. Farid Shamani, Tapani Ahonen, Jari Nurmi
      Pages 189-207
    6. Antti Hakkala, Jouni Isoaho, Seppo Virtanen
      Pages 209-236
    7. Waqar Hussain, Jouni Isoaho, Jari Nurmi
      Pages 237-238
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-240

About this book


This book addresses Software-Defined Radio (SDR) baseband processing from the computer architecture point of view, providing a detailed exploration of different computing platforms by classifying different approaches, highlighting the common features related to SDR requirements and by showing pros and cons of the proposed solutions.  Coverage includes architectures exploiting parallelism by extending single-processor environment (such as VLIW, SIMD, TTA approaches), multi-core platforms distributing the computation to either a homogeneous array or a set of specialized heterogeneous processors, and architectures exploiting fine-grained, coarse-grained, or hybrid reconfigurability.

  • Describes a computer engineering approach to SDR baseband processing hardware;
  • Discusses implementation of numerous compute-intensive signal processing algorithms on single and multicore platforms;
  • Enables deep understanding of optimization techniques related to power and energy consumption of multicore platforms using several basic and high-level performance indicators;
  • Includes prototyping details of single and multicore platforms on ASICs and FPGAs.


RF and Digital Signal Processing for Software-Defined Radio Cognitive Radio Software Communications Architecture Software Receiver Design DSP in modern communication systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Waqar Hussain
    • 1
  • Jari Nurmi
    • 2
  • Jouni Isoaho
    • 3
  • Fabio Garzia
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communications EngineeringTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Communications EngineeringTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  3. 3.Communication Systems laboratory, Department of Information TechnologyUniversity of Turku TurkuFinland
  4. 4.Fraunhofer IIS NürnbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49678-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49679-5
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