FPGA Implementation of SC-FDE for 60 GHz WPAN

Khaled Sobaihi, David Scammell, Akram Hammoudeh

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The Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) suffers from several drawbacks, including high peak-to-average power ratio, intolerance to power amplifiers nonlinearity and high sensitivity to frequency offsets, which present major issues in the millimeter wave front-ends. To overcome those impairments, Single-Carrier with Frequency Domain Equalization (SC-FDE) presents a prominent alternative, where this technique has shown a comparable ability with OFDM to mitigate inter-symbols interference (ISI) in hostile radio propagation multipath channel, but with much smaller peak-to-average power ratio and similar overall complexity. In this paper, SC-FDE transceiver with fractional-spaced Minimum Mean Square Error Frequency Domain Equalization (MMSE-FDE) equalization and time domain channel estimation that is compliant with the IEEE 802.15.3c standard is implemented on FPGA platform. The performance of the implemented transceiver is evaluated in different millimeter wave indoor channels with line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight transmission
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationN/A
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2012
Event IEEE PIMRC - Sydney Australia
Duration: 9 Sept 201212 Sept 2012


Conference IEEE PIMRC


  • complex impulse response (cir)
  • fpgas
  • golay sequences
  • mmse-fde equalizer
  • millimetre-wave (mmwave)
  • sc-fde


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