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Vector Processing as an Enabler for Software-Defined Radio in Handheld Devices

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A major challenge of software-defined radio (SDR) is to realize many giga operations per second of flexible baseband processing within a power budget of only a few hundred mW. A heterogeneous hardware architecture with the programmable vector processor EVP as key component can support WLAN, UMTS, and other standards. A detailed rationale for the EVP architecture, based on the analysis of a number of key algorithms, as well as implementation and benchmarking results are described.

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Correspondence to Kees van Berkel.

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van Berkel, K., Heinle, F., Meuwissen, P.P.E. et al. Vector Processing as an Enabler for Software-Defined Radio in Handheld Devices. EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process. 2005, 906408 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1155/ASP.2005.2613

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Keywords and phrases

  • vector processing
  • software-defined radio
  • 3G baseband processing
  • wireless LAN
  • rake receiver