Halfband interpolator stages for FPGA transmit chain of USRP1


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Hi GNU Radio community!

Because the halfband interpolators are disabled in the current USRP1, I
have investigated to reactivate these. However it turned out that it was
easier to integrate the new implementation I have found in the USRP2.

So I have added the USRP2 halfband interpolators to the USRP1 fpga code
base. The result is a new transmit chain with 2 cascaded halfband
interpolator stages, each of them using the 31-tap halfband
interpolators from USRP2.

The included configuration gives an FPGA bitstream that supports one
receive chain (w/hb) and one transmit chain with halfband filters. About
96% of the FPGA resources are in use.

I have tested the transmit chain with my USRP1s and it worked fine.

Please note that all I have done was to merge part of the USRP2 verilog
code into USRP1. Except for a few adjustments, there were no big
changes. These excellent modules I have reused have been created by Matt
et al.!!

You find some documentation and the downloads at my site:

http://www.dominikauras.de/gnuradio/usrp_txhb.html

Best regards Dominik