Posts Tagged ‘Software’

The Software Defined Radio Revolution

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Software Radio has come a long way in the last 15 years. This Tech Briefing discussed where we have come from, where we are today, and where we’re going in the future, highlighting what previously has and has not worked, and what challenges still remain.

Specific topics covered included:

  • Challenges in hardware for Software Radio, and a discussion of the state of the art in RF frontends and data converters
  • The evolution of the various processing paradigms used in software radio (GPP, GPU, DSP, and FPGA)
  • What problems we thought would be solved by now
  • The basic economics of software radios in volume production

Open Source Software at Stanford

Friday, June 1st, 2012

In this session, Mark Branom of IT Services and Irina Zaks from the Law Library demonstrated the multitude of Open Source tools available to the Stanford community.

Watch this video to learn more about how you can save your department money by using these (mostly free) tools instead of expensive commercial alternatives.