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Modeling a Multicarrier Wireless

Communication Transceiver

Embedded Software Systems


Literature Survey
March 24,2004

By Hunaid Lotia
Overview

Multicarrier Modulation
Motivation
Existing Research
OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing)
Goals
Questions
Multicarrier Modulation
Technique in which multiple frequencies are
used to transmit data
Divide broadband channel into narrowband
sub channels
Widely used in ADSL and wireless LAN
Motivation for Multicarrier
Modulation
Applications requiring high rate data
transmission.
Increasing power of Digital Signal
Processing tools. (1960s)
Applications range from Digital Audio and
Video Broadcasting to High-Speed
Wireless LANs.
Existing Work and Research
Most common candidates for Multicarrier Wireless
(Mobile) Communication are:
Direct Sequence Code Division Multiple Access
(DS-CDMA)- Receiver Complexity
Frequency Hopping-CDMA (FH-CDMA)- Requires
powerful channel coding to mitigate fading
effects.
Solution: OFDM Transmission System
Considered for fourth-generation mobile
communication systems.
An OFDM Modem
N subchannels N complex samples
quadrature
N-
amplitude add D/A +
Bits length
S/P modulation cyclic P/S transmit
Inverse
(QAM) prefix filter
FFT
encoder

TRANSMITTER
multipath channel
RECEIVER
N subchannels N complex samples
invert
Receive
channel remove
QAM N-length filter
P/S = S/P cyclic
decoder frequency FFT +
prefix A/D
domain
equalizer
Project Goals

Model the OFDM system in Synchronous


Dataflow (SDF)
All nodes produce and consume fixed number
of tokens
Use SDF domain in Ptolemy to verify the
model
Investigate other open issues that come up as
the projects builds up
QUESTIONS?