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Course Detail

Course Name Software Defined Radio
Course Code 15ECE357
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Convergence of signal processing and communication engineering – Introduction of Software Defined Radio (SDR) – re configurability – Advantages of SDR over conventional radio –SDR architecture – Implementation. RF Implementation and front ends – Flexible RF system.

Unit 2

Multirate signal processing: Sample rate conversion- principles – Decimation and interpolation – DDC – DUC –Polyphase – filters- CIC filters – Digital filter banks. Timing recovery – Digital generation of signals – Applications of direct digital synthesis.

Unit 3

Parameters of Data converters, ADC and DAC architectures- Digital hardware choices – Case studies – Demonstration of SDR coupled to GNU radio

Text Books

  1. J. H. Reed, “Software Radio A modern approach to Radio Engineering”, Prentice Hall 2002.


  1. Behrouz. F. Bourjney“ Signal Processing for Software defined Radios”, Lulu 2008.
  2. P. B. Kennington “RF and baseband techniques for software defined radio” Artech house 2005.
  3. P. Bums “Software defined radio for 3G” Artech house, 2003.
  4. T. J. Rauphal “RF and Digital signal processing for software radios, A multi-standard multimode approach”, Elsevier, 2008.

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