Software Defined Radio not Dead, According to Leading Experts

Nov 21, 2013, 13:53 ET from Defence IQ

LONDON, November 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Software Defined Radio programmes are alive and well, according to a leading panel of experts who were questioned on the state of the sector ahead of Defence IQ's Software Defined Radio conference.

The conference, taking place between 2 and 4 December 2013, will be addressing challenges standing in the way of a truly interconnected and interoperable battle network and providing solutions in order to overcome these capability gaps.

With questions being raised on the survivability of current Software Defined Radio programmes, Dr Peter Sevenich, CoNSIS Director Fraunhofer FKIE, explained that software defined radio programmes are ongoing: "After progressing again on the curve of enlightenment, SDR Technology has now reached a realistic plateau of productivity. It is closing capability gaps in challenging areas for NEC like interoperability and networking in the mobile wireless tactical domain."

The full article discussing whether Software Defined Radio is really dead is available to download online at Here, you will also be able to view the full speaker line-up and conference agenda.

With $4 billion being spent commercially in Software Defined Radio programmes in 2012*, for the first time in the SDR series, you will be able to engage in discussions about how public safety and commercial sectors can provide success stories of interoperability, with a major briefing on London 2012 tactical communications from the Metropolitan Police.

Moreover, as further evidence that SDR is alive, the conference will also provide understanding of how programmes such as ESSOR and ETSI are developing new standards and architectures to establish an improved link between SDR hardware and software.

Further information on Software Defined Radio 2013 can be found online at

Notes to editor:

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Software Defined Radio 2013 will take place from 2-4 December in Brussels. Further information can be found online at