Part of the book: Data Acquisition Applications
This chapter explores different analog-to-digital conversion techniques that are suitable to be implemented in cognitive radio receivers. This chapter details the fundamentals, advantages, and drawbacks of three promising techniques: subsampling, interleaving, and compressive sensing. Due to their major maturity, subsampling- and interleaving-based systems are described in further detail, whereas compressive sensing-based systems are described as a complement of the previous techniques for underutilized spectrum applications. The feasibility of these techniques as part of software-defined radio, multistandard, and spectrum sensing receivers is demonstrated by proposing different architectures with reduced complexity at circuit level, depending on the application requirements. Additionally, the chapter proposes different solutions to integrate the advantages of these techniques in a unique analog-to-digital conversion process.
Part of the book: Cognitive Radio