FPGA? [scanned]

Ole Tange openmoko.org at tange.dk
Wed Dec 6 18:16:53 CET 2006

On 12/6/06, Robert Michel <openmoko at robertmichel.de> wrote:
> Gabriel Ambuehl schrieb am Mittwoch, den 06. Dezember 2006 um 14:16h:
> > On Wednesday 06 December 2006 11:44, Ole Tange wrote:
> > > If (and that is a big if) the FPGA can work as a software radio on the
> > > protocols mentioned, then FIC will not have to put in GSM, WiFi,
> > > Bluetooth, and GPS. These will all be covered by the software radio.
> You are talking about "software defined radio"? like:
> http://focus.ti.com/lit/ml/sprt406/sprt406.pdf
> I see that this kits eat a LOT of $$$ ;)

>From http://www.comsec.com/wiki?UniversalSoftwareRadioPeripheral
The price for the motherboard is $550, and basic daughterboards cost $75 each.

These are low volume development boards. I would expect if you wanted
100000 with the daughterboard merged onto the motherboard then the
price would be different.

> Isn't there a way to use a multi-frequency tranceiver and the FPGA
> to controll/emulate the protocoll specific part (Bluetooth, Wi-fi,
> DECT,...)?

That is exactly what the software radio is about.


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