Today’s software-defined radio (SDR) solutions face fundamental choices, host-based SDR design offers flexible configuration and short development cycle, while FPGA-based SDR solution offers better performance in terms of processing speed. We aim to bring the advantages of both worlds by using hardware/software co-design. Further more, the hardware modules can be reused for multiple technologies to achieve efficiency, this is referred to as radio virtualization.
This demo shows the concurrent preamble detection of two technologies (Wi-Fi and Zigbee) by one physical hardware module on the Zynq SDR platform. The initial exploration shows promising results for achieving radio virtualization on the end-to-end communication level.
Our colleagues at imec will present this live demonstration at a booth.
Imec Technology Forum, Antwerp, Belgium, May 16-17. For more information: www.itf2017.be/