Price: $1,699.00

Course Number: 594
Length: 2 Days
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SDR Training Description

SDR training course by TONEX covers the current technological status of radio frequency design, data conversion, reconfigurable signal processing hardware, and software issues at all levels of the protocol stack and network.SDR Training provides a holistic treatment of SDR addressing the full breadth of relevant technologies: radio frequency design, signal processing and software at all levels. It also provides a solid grounding for a new generation of wireless engineers for whom radio design in future will assume dynamic flexibility as a given.

A software-defined radio (SDR) system is a radio communication system which uses software for the modulation and demodulation of radio signals. The goal of SDR is to produce a radio that can receive and transmit a new form of radio protocol just by running new software.

The hardware of a software-defined radio typically consists of a superheterodyne RF front end which converts RF signals from and to analog IF signals, and analog to digital converter and digital to analog converters which are used to convert a digitised IF signal from and to analog form, respectively.

SDR technologies provide software control of a variety of modulation, interference management and capacity enhancement techniques over a broad frequency spectrum (wide and narrow band), while ensuring secure communications management. Radios built using SDR concepts offer:

  • Standard architecture for a wide range of communications products
  • Non-restrictive wireless roaming for consumers by extending the capabilities of current and emerging commercial air-interface standards
  • Uniform communication across commercial, civil, federal and military organizations
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Potential for significant life-cycle cost reductions
  • Over the air downloads of new features and services as well as software patches
  • Advanced networking capabilities to allow truly portable networks
  • Worldwide interest and investment in the SDR technologies is growing significantly, with key standardization and development efforts now taking place throughout Europe, North America, Japan, Korea, and China.
  • In addition to the broad benefits listed above, SDR technologies offer unique benefits to players on every tier of the value chain

This comprehensive training course provides both the theory and practical hands-on training required to successfully develop Software Defined Radio (SDR) software in accordance with the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) specification. This training course will introduce the attendees to SDR/SCA and CORBA middleware and then progress to advanced SDR/SCA programming focused on developing SCA Applications and Platform Services. The training involves the use of PrismTech’s Spectra modeling tools, Core Framework (CF) and middleware to design, implement and deploy SCA Platforms and Waveforms.

Learn about SDR and the SCA with a combination of theory and hands on exercises:

  • SDR Concepts and Challenges
  • SDR Radio Management
  • SDR Framework Standards
  • Concepts behind SCA
  • SCA Infrastructure and Components
  • SCA CORBA Middleware

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wish to know more about SDR technology and its implmenation.


After successfully completing the course the attendees will:

  • Describe SDR Software Technology
  • List the SDR Terminology
  • Understand the Purpose of Implementing of SDR
  • Describe Basics of SDR architecture and identify how it supports applications
  • List SDR Design and Performance Modeling Tools
  • Explore SDR Design Considerations
  • Understand Radio Frequency Translation for Software Defined Radio
  • Describe Cognitive Radio (CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA)
  • Describe SDR Security


Introduction to SDR

  • The Ground Work
  • What is Software Based Radio (SDR)
  • SDR Terminology
  • SDR Based End-to-End Communication
  • Worldwide frequency band plans
  • SDR Market Studies Overview
  • What does SDR Solve?
  • Benefits of SDR to Consumers
  • Benefits of SDR to Operators
  • Benefits of SDR to Manufacturing
  • Software Communications Architecture (SCA)
  • SDR Architecture
  • SDR Design and Performance Modeling Tools
  • SDR Rate of Adoption
  • SDR Value Chain
  • SDR Related Technologies
  • Example SDR Radios
  • Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)
  • Software Defined Radio & RFID Technology
  • Amateur software radios
  • Hardware Block Diagram
  • Software Block Diagram
  • Standardizing Transceiver APIs for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio
  • Cognitive Radio (CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA)
  • SDR Security

SDR Design Considerations

  • Multi-Path Route Analysis
  • Route Set Computation Algorithm
  • Modeling SDR Requirements
  • Modeling SDR Application and Architectures
  • Properties of SDR HW architectures
  • Modeling Physical Layer Software
  • Modeling Protocol Software
  • Receiver Architecture
  • Variable-frequency oscillator, mixer, and filter
  • Real analog-to-digital convertors
  • Lack the dynamic range
  • Sub-microvolt, nanowatt-power radio signals
  • Smart Antenna Base Station
  • Open Architecture for SDR Network
  • Radio Frequency Design
  • Front End Implementations for Multimode SDRs
  • Data Conversion in Software Defined Radios
  • The Digital Front End: Bridge Between RF and Baseband Processing

Baseband Technology

  • Baseband Processing for SDR
  • Parametrization: a Technique for SDR Implementation
  • Adaptive Computing IC Technology for 4G Software-Defined Mobile Devices

Radio Frequency Translation for Software Defined Radio

  • Noise and channel capacity
  • Link budget
  • Path loss models
  • Digital up (DUC) and down (DDC) converters
  • Baseband Signal Processing Hardware Components
  • Smart Antennas and Capacity Enhancing Techniques using SDR
  • Phased array antennas
  • Applying SDR principles to antenna systems
  • Smart antenna architectures
  • Low Cost SDR Platform
  • Requirements and system architecture
  • Low level design example
  • Potential applications

Software Technology

  • Software Engineering for Software Radios
  • Software Download for Mobile Terminals
  • Protocols and Network Aspects of SDR
  • The Waveform Description Language
  • SCA and APIs
  • The SCA and FPGAs
  • Static Compliance Testing with R-Check SCA
  • Design of Multi-platform SCA Compliant Software Components

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