COTS Software Defined Radio for 5G Development
Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Software-Defined-Radio (SDR) products have been traditionally
used for Military RADAR and communication applications because of their high performance, and
design flexibility. The latest SDR products offer SoC solutions with integrated I/O, ARM processors, and large FPGAs that include intellectual property (IP) for accessing, routing, and processing digital data. Combining these attributes with superior signal integrity, phase-coherent sampling, and multi-channel transceivers a COTS SDR system is an ideal choice for your 5G development platform.
This article is designed to familiarize a new user about Software Defined Radio in a multi-purpose COTS platform that can reduce the time to market of your 5G products.