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T. Hanninen, M. S. Saud, H. Y. Amin and M. Juntti, "MIMO detector implementations using high-level synthesis tools from different generations," 2017 51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, 2017, pp. 489-493. doi: 10.1109/ACSSC.2017.8335387

MIMO detector implementations using high-level synthesis tools from different generations

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Author: Hänninen, Tuomo1; Saad Saud, Muhammad1; Yadegar Amin, Hamid1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, P.O. Box 4500, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-10-16


In 2011, we proposed a new receiver structure called Frequency domain linear MMSE filter with sphere detection for single-carrier frequency-division multiple access (SC-FDMA) uplink transmission. Frame error rate simulations and complexity estimations were used to define the most practical sphere detector algorithm for this receiver. High-level Synthesis (HLS) tools were used for comparing different architectures for the sphere detector. After 2011, the HLS design approach has gained more popularity and the tools have evolved. In this paper, HLS tools from different generations were used for implementing the same K-best list sphere detector. The results were compared and the overall experience of the optimization process and the evolution of the HLS tools was discussed. Additionally, the evolution of FPGA technology was discussed. In conclusion, the HLS tools have evolved into practical implementation tools even for high complex wireless communication algorithms. Moreover, 25% increase in throughput and 58% lower resource usage was achieved with the latest generation FPGA.

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Series: Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers
ISSN: 1058-6393
ISSN-E: 1058-6393
ISSN-L: 1058-6393
ISBN: 978-1-5386-1823-3
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-1824-0
Pages: 489 - 493
DOI: 10.1109/ACSSC.2017.8335387
Host publication: 51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2017
Host publication editor: Matthews, Michael B.
Conference: Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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