Green Software Defined Radios

Enabling seamless connectivity while saving on hardware and energy

  • Liesbet Van der Perre
  • Jan Craninckx
  • Antoine Dejonghe

Part of the Series on Integrated Circuits and Systems book series (ICIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pages 135-152
  3. Pages 153-156
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 157-157

About this book


The increasing need for functional flexibility (the number of wireless standards is large and expected to grow) and the exploding cost of system-on-chip design will make implementation of wireless standards on reconfigurable radios the only viable option in the future. Software Defined Radios (SDRs) will offer higher flexibility at lower cost. Moreover, they are key enablers in the realization of cognitive radios, which will enable more efficient use of network and spectral resources.

Green SDRs will be essential, to save on crucial and scarce resources: energy and spectrum. Green Software Defined Radios gives insight in the trends asking for green SDRs. The essential ingredients of these radios are elaborated on. Specifically, design solutions and approaches for energy-scalable SDRs, both for the radio front-end and the digital baseband (including hardware and software), are explained. Intelligent (cross-layer) control is introduced as the key to achieve energy efficient operation and seamless connectivity. Last but not least the book focuses on cognitive radios, opening a new wireless order. These radios build on SDR platforms, enhanced with a sensing engine and intelligent control.


Circuit Design Cognitive Radio RF frontend Software Defined Radio Standards cross-layer optimization digital platform low energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Liesbet Van der Perre
    • 1
  • Jan Craninckx
    • 1
  • Antoine Dejonghe
    • 1
  1. 1.IMEC VZWLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8210-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8212-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1558-9412
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