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Design and Implementation of MC-CDMA Systems for Future Wireless Networks

  • Sébastien Le Nours1Email author,
  • Fabienne Nouvel1 and
  • Jean-François Hélard1
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20042004:371603

Received: 28 February 2003

Published: 7 September 2004


The emerging need for high data rate wireless services has raised considerable interest in MC-CDMA systems. In this work, we describe an MC-CDMA system design process for indoor propagation scenarios. The system specifications and simulations are firstly given, and then implementation aspects on a mixed, multi-DSP and FPGA architecture are presented. In order to reduce development cycle, we propose the use of efficient design methodologies to improve development steps such as complexity evaluation, system distribution according to the architecture, and hardware-software code generation. Implementation results of the considered MC-CDMA system are then given.

Keywords and phrases

MC-CDMAmulti-DSP-FPGA architecturecodesign methodologyhardware-software distribution

Authors’ Affiliations

CNRS UMR IETR (Institut en Electronique et Télécommunications de Rennes), INSA Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France


© Le Nours et al. 2004