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A/D Restrictions (Errors) in Ultra-Wideband Impulse Radios

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ABSTRACT

Ultra-Wideband Impulse Radio (UWB-IR) technologies, although are relatively easy in transmission but they present difficulties in reception, in fact the reception of such waveform is a quite complicated matter. The main reason is that in fully digital receiver the received waveform must be sampled at a rate of several GHz. This paper focuses on the impact of the Analog to Digital (A/D) conversion stage that is used to sample the received waveform. More specifically we focus on the impact of the two main parameters that affect the performance of the Software Defined Radio (SDR) system. These parameters are the bit resolution and the time jittering. The influence of these parameters is deeply examined.

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G. Tatsis, C. Votis, V. Raptis, V. Christofilakis and P. Kostarakis, "A/D Restrictions (Errors) in Ultra-Wideband Impulse Radios," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2010, pp. 425-429. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2010.35055.

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