Ziria: Language for rapid prototyping of wireless PHY

Gordon Stewart, Mahanth Gowda, Geoffrey Mainland, Božidar Radunovíc, Dimitrios Vytiniotis, Doug Patterson

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Software-defined radios (SDR) have the potential to bring major innovation in wireless networking design. However, their impact so far has been limited due to complex programming tools. Most of the existing tools are either too slow to achieve the full line speeds of contemporary wireless PHYs or are too complex to master. In this demo we present our novel SDR programming environment called Ziria. Ziria consists of a novel programming language and an optimizing compiler. The compiler is able to synthesize very efficient SDR code from high-level PHY descriptions written in Ziria language. To illustrate its potential, we present the design of an LTE-like PHY layer in Ziria. We run it on the Sora SDR platform and demonstrate on a test-bed that it is able to operate in real-time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCOMM Chicago 2014 and the Best of the Co-located Workshops
EditorsKonstantina Papagiannaki
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450328364
StatePublished - Feb 25 2015
EventACM SIGCOMM 2014 Conference - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 22 2014


ConferenceACM SIGCOMM 2014 Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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