|From:||CHETCOP@webtv.net (CHET C.)|
|Date:||Fri, Jan 12, 2001, 1:51pm (PST+3)|
|Subject:||The Economist: "Soft radios"|
The Economist: "Soft radios" (Dec 7).
"...The idea behind soft radios is straightforward enough.
A conventional radio can receive broadcasts only within the limited range of frequencies that it was designed for. A soft radio consists of a broadly tunable receiver that converts analogue radio signals into digital data.
These bits are then processed by software that runs on a microprocessor.
Soft radios have several advantages over their hardwired forebears...." (Read Article:)
Via Andrew Ingram, Radio Studies (U.K.) list
Not that I understood it all!