A Real-Time, Fully-Software Receiver for DVB-T Signals based on the USRP

This paper describes implementation and computational performance of a proof-of-concept, real-time, fully-software receiver for Digital Video Broadcasting Terrestrial (DVB-T) signals named SRDVB. Following the Software Defined Radio (SDR) paradigm, all the signal processing functions are implemented through C++ software modules developed from scratch by the authors within an SDR framework called newRADIO. The well-know ETTUS Research Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) provides Radio Frequency (RF) front-end and analogue to digital conversion for the system. Design choices and an SDR implementation technique called Memory Acceleration (MA) which made it possible to reach real-time performance even on low-end, off-the-shelf personal computers (PCs) are also outlined within this work.


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