SmartSDR Terminology

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SmartSDR Terminology

Foundation Receiver (FDX) 
A foundation receiver is created entirely in the FPGA. It consists of a DDC on one of the SCUs and a decimation chain that can have one or more FFT or slice receivers connected to it.
Slice Receiver (SLC) 
A slice receiver is connected to a foundation receiver and includes a DDC for the frequency of the slice receiver, a demodulator and additional DSP functions such as noise blanking and AGC
Spectral Capture Unit (SCU) 
A spectral capture unit begins with an antenna connector and ends with the Analog to Digital Converter (ADC). It includes all preamplifiers, attenuators, preselectors and hardware filters.