FPGA in the Software Radio

Mark Cummings, Shinichiro Haruyama

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As new radio standards are deployed without substantially supplanting existing ones, the need for multimode multiband handsets and infrastructure increases. This article describes how emerging FPGA technology's unique combination of size and power efficiency plus field programmability offers a transition of FPGAs from ASIC prototyping to embedded products. Software-defined receiver examples suggest an enlarged role for FPGAs in pragmatic paths toward the productization of software radio technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-112
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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