The Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform demonstrates wireless communications across a wide bandwidth of 400 MHz to 4 GHz. The FMC analog front-end seamlessly integrates with Xilinx platforms, and all HDL code and design files are provided.
The talk will explain some basic concepts regarding Software Defined Radio and illustrate them with examples like AM and FM reception. As special application ADS-B (aircraft transponder) reception will be presented. Depending on the available time and the interest of the audience we will go into the depth of ADS-B decoding and the history of aircraft radio transponders. The authors host Metafly which makes heavy use of SDR for transponder decoding.