Software Defined Radio with Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC

Allan, Douglas and Atimati, Ehinomen and Barlee, Kenny W. and Brown, Lewis J. and Craig, James and Fitzpatrick, Graeme and Goldsmith, Joshua and Maclellan, Andrew and McLaughlin, Lewis D. and McTaggart, Blair and Nyasulu, Tawachi and Šiaučiulis, Marius and Crawford, David (2023) Software Defined Radio with Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC. Strathclyde Academic Media. ISBN 9780992978792 (

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This book introduces Zynq Ultrascale+ RFSoC, a technology that brings real, single-chip Software Defined Radio (SDR) to the marketplace. RFSoC devices are the first adaptive SoCs (Systems-on-Chip) to monolithically integrate multiple RF signal chains along with Arm application and real-time, multicore processors and programmable logic. RFSoC is not so much a radio on a chip, but almost an entire base station on a chip! We anticipate that the book will be of interest and use across a number of technical areas. It serves as an introduction to the family of RFSoC devices and its key features and programmability. The book explores SDR concepts and architecture and key DSP algorithms. A selection of hands-on exercises via Jupyter Lab notebooks accompany the book and are available from the companion GitHub repository