A new software defined radio platform with multiport-based direct conversion is proposed, named SOPRANO (Software Programmable and Hardware Reconfigurable Architecture for Network). The main features of SOPRANO are a high-level design methodology for digital circuits, a new mixer-less direct conversion method, and software algorithms for multi-band and multi-mode operation. We built the first prototype SOPRANO 1.0, which was able to receive PSK and QAM signals with two different carrier frequencies at 2.45 GHz and 5.25 GHz by changing signal processing software.
Shinichiro Haruyama and Robert H. Morelos-Zaragoza. "A Software Defined Radio Platform with Direct Conversion: SOPRANO" Faculty Publications 3 (2001): 1558-1560. doi:10.1109/VTC.2001.956459