Challenges to CMOS-Hardware Design for Wireless Network Terminals

I. Ida, R. Kokozinski, J. Stammen, and D. Greifendorf (Germany)

Keywords

Reconfigurable Radio, analogdigital codesign, hardware partitioning, software partitioning

Abstract

On the way to mobile software defined radio terminals (SDR terminals), a change of the design philosophy for appropriate microelectronic hardware is necessary. The desired reconfigurability must be provided under the constraints of a low power consumption, a low bill of materials, and a small size. This contribution discusses a alternative design philosophy for the hardware development, which will help to pave the way for mobile software defined radio terminals.

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