SODA: A high-performance DSP architecture for software-defined radio

Yuan Lin, Hyunseok LEE, Mark Woh, Yoav Harel, Scott Mahlke, Trevor Mudge, Chaitali Chakrabarti, Krisztian Flautner

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Software-defined radio (SDR) belongs to an emerging class of applications with the processing requirements of a supercomputer but the power constraints of a mobile terminal. The authors developed the Signal-Processing On-Demand Architecture (SODA), a fully programmable architecture that supports SDR, by examining two widely differing protocols, W-CDMA and 802.11a. It meets power-performance requirements by separating control and data processing and by employing ultrawide SIMD execution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-123
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Micro
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


  • DSP
  • Embedded processor
  • Multicore
  • SIMD
  • SODA
  • Software-defined radio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lin, Y., LEE, H., Woh, M., Harel, Y., Mahlke, S., Mudge, T., Chakrabarti, C., & Flautner, K. (2007). SODA: A high-performance DSP architecture for software-defined radio. IEEE Micro, 27(1), 114-123.