This session combines the high speed analog signal chain from RF to baseband with FPGA-based digital signal processing for wireless communications. Topics include the high speed analog signal chain, direct conversion radio architecture, the high speed data converter interface, and FPGA-based digital signal processing for software-defined radio. Demonstrations use the latest generation Analog Devices’ high speed data converters, RF, and clocking devices, along with the Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC. Other topics of discussion include the imperfections introduced by the modulator/ demodulator with particular focus on the effect of temperature and frequency changes. In-factory and in-field algorithms that reduce the effect of these imperfections, with particular emphasis on the efficacy of in-factory set-and-forget algorithms, are examined.