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Embedded Reconfigurable Solution for OFDM Detection Over Fast Fading Radio Channels

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Embedded Reconfigurable Solution for OFDM Detection Over Fast Fading Radio Channels
OFDM demodulation under fast fading radio channels is very computationally demanding, making the implementation of Software Defined Radio (SDR) solutions problematic. A suboptimal demodulation algorithm based on QR decomposition of blocks of the channel transfer matrix offers near optimal performance at lower computational cost, but hardware support is still needed. We first propose a COordinate Rotation DIgital Computer (CORDIC) rotator in reconfigurable hardware to expose and then exploit at software level the intrablock paralellism of the QR decomposition. In particular, we show that although the rotator is deeply pipelined, the scale factor inherent to CORDIC algorithm can still be distributedly compensated throughout the pipeline at no additional cycle time penalty. Then, for a Nios II processor augmented with a Reconfigurable Functional Unit (RFU) that incorporates the proposed CORDIC rotator, we also propose a computing scenario that keeps all the data to be processed insid...
Mihai Sima, Michael McGuire
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where SIPS
Authors Mihai Sima, Michael McGuire
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