Nothing has revolutionized radio communications in recent history like Software Defined Radio or SDR. Based on the simple principle of sampling RF energy with an analog to digital converter (ADC) and letting software perform tuning, selectivity, and demodulation, SDR is a complex beast that takes a good understanding of sampling, transforms, and RF principles. In this week’s course, we will look at the basics of receiver design, the principles and practice of SDR, and use a very inexpensive SDR module to get some hands-on appreciation and practice in performing our own SDR reception. We will then look at the high-performance circuits and methods used in today’s state of the art SDR for commercial and military communications.
September 25, 2017, to September 29, 2017
Continuing Education Center
Rohde & Schwarz USA Inc.