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An Efficient Circulant MIMO Equalizer for CDMA Downlink: Algorithm and VLSI Architecture
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing volume 2006, Article number: 057134 (2006)
We present an efficient circulant approximation-based MIMO equalizer architecture for the CDMA downlink. This reduces the direct matrix inverse (DMI) of size with complexity to some FFT operations with complexity and the inverse of some submatrices. We then propose parallel and pipelined VLSI architectures with Hermitian optimization and reduced-state FFT for further complexity optimization. Generic VLSI architectures are derived for the high-order receiver from partitioned submatrices. This leads to more parallel VLSI design with further complexity reduction. Comparative study with both the conjugate-gradient and DMI algorithms shows very promising performance/complexity tradeoff. VLSI design space in terms of area/time efficiency is explored extensively for layered parallelism and pipelining with a Catapult C high-level-synthesis methodology.
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Guo, Y., Zhang, J., McCain, D. et al. An Efficient Circulant MIMO Equalizer for CDMA Downlink: Algorithm and VLSI Architecture. EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process. 2006, 057134 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1155/ASP/2006/57134
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