Tackling 4G challenges with "TACT" - Design and optimization of 4G radio receivers with a transceiver architecture comparison tool (TACT). Rodriguez de Llera Gonzalez, D.; Rusu, A.; and Ismail, M. IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine, 2006.
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Today, engineers are faced with the challenge of programming multistandard capabilities. Achieving digital programmability and flexibility in the analog/radio frequency (RF) components of the system is vital in order to achieve this goal. This is where electronic design automation (EDA) tools are needed. The tools facilitate the design of multiband/multimode receivers at different levels. The multistandard RF Transceiver Architecture Comparison Tool (TACT) is a tool that automates the process of design-space exploration for multistandard transceivers like 4G wireless receivers. TACT proposes an interference-oriented approach when evaluating the performance of each possible intermediate frequency to find the most suitable frequency plan. This evaluation takes into account both signals belonging to the standards as well as out-of-band interferers. TACT's objective is finding a multistandard receiver budget that meets or exceeds the specifications of the addressed wireless standards while keeping the requirements of each of the receiver blocks as relaxed as possible. EDA tools will play an important role in the design and verification of wireless systems in order to achieve the software radio paradigm using 4G radio receivers.
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