Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems

have become an increasingly important resource for . technology now offers significant advantages for implementing software radio functions such as Digital Downconverters (). Over the past few years, the functions associated with DDCs have seen a shift from being delivered in to operating as Intellectual Property (IP) in FPGAs.

For many applications, this implementation shift brings advantages that include design flexibility, higher precision processing, higher , lower power, and lower cost per channel. With the advent of each new, higher-performance family, these benefits continue to increase.