The impending advent of GSM in the early 1990s triggered massive investment that revolutionised the capability of DSP technology. A decade later, the vastly increased processing requirements and potential market of 3G has triggered a similar revolution, with a host of start-up companies claiming revolutionary technologies hoping to challenge and displace incumbent suppliers. This book, with contributions from today's major players and leading start-ups, comprehensively describes both the new approaches and the responses of the incumbents, with detailed descriptions of the design philosophy, architecture, technology maturity and software support.It provides an analysis of SDR baseband processing requirements of cellular handsets and basestations 3G handset baseband - ASIC, DSP, parallel processing, ACM and customised programmable architectures 3G basestation baseband - DSP (including co-processors), FPGA-based approaches, reconfigurable and parallel architectures. It describes architecture optimisation to match 3G air interface and application algorithms. It provides an evolution of existing DSP, ASIC & FPGA solutions.It offers an assessment of the architectural approaches and the implications of the trends. An essential resource for the 3G product designer, who needs to understand immediate design options within a wider context of future product roadmaps, the book will also benefit researchers and commercial managers who need to understand this rapid evolution of baseband signal processing and its industry impact.
List of Contributors.Foreword (Stephen Blust).Abbreviations.Biographies.Introduction (Walter Tuttlebee).PART I: REQUIREMENTS.1. SDR Baseband Requirements and Direction to Solutions (Mark Cummings).PART II: HANDSET TECHNOLOGIES.2. Open Mobile Handset Architectures based on the ZSP500 Embedded DSP Core (Jitendra Rayala and Wei-Jei Song).3. DSP for Handsets: The Blackfin Processor (Jose Fridman and Zoran Zvonar).4. XPP - An Enabling Technology for SDR Handsets (Eberhard Schler and Lorna Tan).5. Adaptive Computing as the Enabling Technology for SDR (David Chou, et al.).6. The Sandbridge Sandblaster Communications Processor (John Glossner, et al.).PART III: BASESTATION TECHNOLOGIES.7. Cost Effective Software Radio for CDMA systems (Alan Gatherer, et al.).8. DSP for Basestations - The TigerSHARC (Michael Lopez, et al.).9. Altera System Architecture Solutions for SDR (Paul Ekas).10. FPGAs: A Platform-Based Approach to Software Radios (Chris Dick and Jim Hwang).11. Reconfigurable Parallel DSP - rDSP (Behzad Mohebbi and Fadi J. Kurdahi).12. The picoArray: A Reconfigurable SDR Processor for Basestations (Rupert Baines).PART IV: EPILOGUE: STRATEGIC IMPACT.13. The Impact of Technological Change (Walter Tuttlebee).Index.