Title: Realisation of 3GPP-LTE physical downlink data channel with diversity techniques using PlanAhead tool and Virtex device

Authors: S. Syed Ameer Abbas; S.J. Thiruvengadam

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi 626005, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai 625015, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: A combined architecture of Long Term Evolution (LTE) downlink data channels with optimised transmitter and receiver is proposed in this paper. This work mainly focuses on the downlink physical channels namely Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH), Physical Broadcast Channel (PBCH) and Physical Multicast Channel (PMCH) in Single Input Single Output (SISO), Multiple Input Single Output (MISO) and Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) configurations. The data from higher layer are scrambled, modulated, layer mapped, precoded and mapped to resource elements in the transmitter. At the receiver, demapping from resource elements, decoding, delayer mapping, demodulation and descrambling have to be done by every physical channel. Simulation of these channels is carried out using ModelSim 6.4a and synthesis and implementation are done using PlanAhead 13.4 in Viretx-5 device. Implementation results include Register Transfer Level (RTL) design, power estimation, resource estimation and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) editor.

Keywords: LTE; long-term evolution; SISO; single input single output; MISO; multiple-input single-output; MIMO; multiple-input multiple-output; PDSCH; physical downlink shared channels; PBCH; physical broadcast channels; PMCH; physical multicast channels; diversity; register transfer level; RTL design; power estimation; resource estimation; field programmable gate arrays; FPGA editor.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2013.055769

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2013 Vol.6 No.3, pp.277 - 298

Received: 12 Jul 2012
Accepted: 06 Nov 2012

Published online: 06 Aug 2013 *

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