Graduate School and Research Center In communication systems

Flexible Front-End Processing for Software Defined Radio Applications using Application Specific Instruction-Set Processors

Schmidt-Knorreck, Carina; Pacalet, Renaud; Minwegen, Andreas; Deidersen, Uwe; Kempf, Torsten; Knopp, Raymond; Ascheid, Gerd

DASIP 2012, Conference on Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing, 23-25 October 2012, Karlsruhe, Germany

High computational demands of today's wireless communication standards require the design of highly flexible Software Defined Radio (SDR) platforms like the OpenAirInterface ExpressMIMO platform. A DSP engine of major importance is the Front-End Processor (FEP) which deals with the different air-interface operations at the transceiver side. In this paper we propose an Application Specific Instruction-Set Processor (ASIP) architecture for front-end processing and compare it to a programmable DSP engine as well as to other ASIP solutions. For design comparison we mainly focus on architectural differences and the runtime performance in terms of processing time. The synthesis results are provided for different target technologies.

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Keywords:SDR, ASIP, flexible HW platform
Type:Conference
Language:English
City:Karlsruhe
Country:GERMANY
Date:
Department:Mobile Communications
Eurecom ref:3795
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+3795, year = {2012}, title = {{F}lexible {F}ront-{E}nd {P}rocessing for {S}oftware {D}efined {R}adio {A}pplications using {A}pplication {S}pecific {I}nstruction-{S}et {P}rocessors}, author = {{S}chmidt-{K}norreck, {C}arina and {P}acalet, {R}enaud and {M}inwegen, {A}ndreas and {D}eidersen, {U}we and {K}empf, {T}orsten and {K}nopp, {R}aymond and {A}scheid, {G}erd}, booktitle = {{DASIP} 2012, {C}onference on {D}esign and {A}rchitectures for {S}ignal and {I}mage {P}rocessing, 23-25 {O}ctober 2012, {K}arlsruhe, {G}ermany }, address = {{K}arlsruhe, {GERMANY}}, month = {10}, url = {http://www.eurecom.fr/publication/3795} }
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