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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Encoder Integration

From: Brian Padalino
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Encoder Integration
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 13:37:39 -0400

On 10/29/07, Achilleas Anastasopoulos <address@hidden> wrote:
> Brian,
> FYI, soft versions of the Viterbi decoder (named soft-input/soft-output
> blocks) are already implemented in gr-trellis.
> In addition a serially concatenated code, and corresponding turbo
> decoder is implemented using these blocks in the corresponding
> examples directory.

Very nice.  Thanks for pointing that out!

> Achilleas
> PS: I have mixed feelings about all this being implemented on the FPGA:
> is this a software or a hardware radio?

In terms of GNURadio, I can agree with the mixed feelings.  I feel
that GNURadio is a good framework to explore the spectrum and radio
communications systems.

In terms of software radio, reprogramming an FPGA with a different
bitfile is no different than changing a flowgraph, in my opinion.  The
only thing really hard in the chain is the RF front end for grabbing
the signals.  It's all "software" from that point on.

In all honesty, I wouldn't mind if the FPGA were more flexible at
compile time and less flexible at runtime.  I feel this would trim
away some of the "fat" associated with being so flexible at runtime,
and allow for better use of the USRP's FPGA for more low latency


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