A major challenge of software-defined radio (SDR) is to realize many giga operations per second of flexible baseband processing within a power budget of only a few hundred mW. A heterogeneous hardware architecture with the programmable vector processor EVP as key component can support WLAN, UMTS, and other standards. A detailed rationale for the EVP architecture, based on the analysis of a number of key algorithms, as well as implementation and benchmarking results are described.
Berkel, van, C. H., Heinle, F., Meuwissen, P. P. E., Moerman, C. M., & Weiss, M. (2005). Vector processing as an enabler for software-defined radio in handheld devices. EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, 2005(16), 2613-2625. https://doi.org/10.1155/ASP.2005.2613