Software defined radio

Celoxica and Sundance Multiprocessor Technology have co-developed a complete software-defined radio developers’ kit.

Celoxica and Sundance Multiprocessor Technology have co-developed a complete Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Developers’ Kit for designers of next-generation wireless communications applications.

The kit provides Celoxica ESL software for C-based design of SDR waveforms and Sundance COTS development boards populated with DSP and FPGA chips.

The solution combines C-based and model-based design methodologies with pre-configured IP and programmable FPGA and DSP modules to enable implementation of the complex signal processing tasks required by SDR.

Open application programming interface (API) specifications are provided with the kit to support the fundamental open architecture of SDR and enable creation of SDR models and IP to a single set of interfaces, independent of board level detail.

Driven by the continuing evolution of link-layer protocol standards such as 3G and 4G, air interface standards such as GSM/TDMA and IS94/ CDMA and rising network operator deployment costs, SDR provides a solution based on open architectures, reconfigurability and ubiquitous connectivity. A wide range of radio applications such as Bluetooth Wireless LAN, Radar and GPS can be realized using SDR with the radio functions being implemented as software modules, or multiple software modules on programmable hardware platforms.

The SDR Kit, supplied with interchangeable modules mounted with Xilinx FPGAs and TI DSPs is available immediately.

Design software support includes Celoxica’s DK Design Suite and system level APIs, the Mathworks Simulink, TI’s Code Composer Studio and System Generator from Xilinx.