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IEEE Philly: What’s All This Software Defined Radio Stuff, Anyhow? (1 PDH)

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
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IEEE Philadelphia Section Night



Date:Tuesday, June 21

Time: 7 pm - 8 pm

Location: Virtual


What’s All This Software Defined Radio Stuff, Anyhow?



Cost: No Charge. Registration is required.


SPEAKER: Dr. Dennis Silage


The software defined radio (SDR) is the modern evolution of the hardware approach to radio communications that had dominated recent technology. Discrete components formerly implemented tuned circuits, amplifiers, oscillators, mixers and detectors to provide analog modulation and demodulation. Even though vacuum tube electronics gave way to transistors and integrated circuits, the components of the radio remained discrete. However, the advent of digital modulation and application specific integrated circuits has resulted in an SDR in which all but the front end of the receiver and the back end of the transmitter could be accomplished with digital signal processing software.


This talk will discuss the progression of the configuration and the availability of inexpensive SDRs that, while only capable of reception, can still provide a technical advocation and enhance STEM outreach. More modest SDRs with improved performance can facilitate such advanced applications as the reception of commercial and amateur radio satellites.



PDH certificates are available and an evaluation form will be emailed to you after the meeting. PDH certificate are sent by IEEE USA 3-4 weeks after the meeting.



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