Behavioral modeling for sampling receiver and baseband in Software-Defined Radio
Tutor / director / evaluatorXu, Yang
Document typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
Rights accessOpen Access
Software Defined-Radio (SDR) consists of a wireless communication in which the transmitter and the receiver are controlled by means of software. Its ultimate goal is to provide a single universal radio transceiver capable of multi-mode multi-standard wireless communications. Modeling of the proper circuits and new designs aimed at SDR is necessary for further development and experimentation. It sharpens our understanding of fundamental processes, helps to make decisions and provides a guide for training exercises. Due to the lack of these models two independent and different models have been created based on new proposed designs. Each modeled design belongs to a different layer of abstraction and therefore, the tool used is different as well. The first proposed model consist of a Simulink (Matlab) file which models the discrete-time signal processing used in a Discrete-time receiver for Bluetooth Radio. The results show good performance when processing a signal that has been transmitted through a noisy channel. The signal at each step is visualized to see the individual effect of each building block. The second proposed model narrows down the topic and focuses on a Widely-tunable, Reconfigurable Analog Baseband filter, for which a Verilog-A model, by using Cadence, has been created. The outstanding feature of the filter is that its programmability is based on the duty-cycle of the input control signals. Moreover, Verilog-A modules bring the design really close to the real circuit, allowing the designer to face problems that the real circuit will present and easing the replacement of the building blocks with new ones when desired. The results for this model show a very little error within the passband of the filter that increases when the attenuation introduced for the stopband becomes higher.
Projecte realitzat en col.laboració amb Illinois Institute of Technology