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Mixed Analog-Digital Instrumentation for Software-Defined-Radio Characterization



Catherine A. Remley, Nuno Carvalho, Pedro Cruz, Kevin Gard


This paper presents a new type of analog-digital mixed-domain instrument that is specially tailored for software defined radio characterization. The instrument allows the utilization of analog instruments such as vector signal analyzers and network analyzers to characterize components based in the digital domain, such as analog-to-digital converters or field-programmable gate arrays. In this paper a study of the implementation of the mixed-domain instrument is also given.
Proceedings Title
IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Conference Dates
June 5-10, 2008
Conference Location
Atlanta, GA


analog-to-digital converters, electronic measurements, nonlinear systems, Software defined radio


Remley, C. , Carvalho, N. , Cruz, P. and Gard, K. (2008), Mixed Analog-Digital Instrumentation for Software-Defined-Radio Characterization, IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, Atlanta, GA, [online], (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created June 5, 2008, Updated January 27, 2020