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A 70 pJ/b configurable 64-QAM soft MIMO detector

Shabany , Mahdi ; Patel , Dimpesh ; Milicevic , Mario ; Mahdavi, Mojtaba LU and Gulak , P. Glenn (2018) In Integration, the VLSI Journal
Abstract
An area and power efficient high-throughput VLSI implementation of a 4 × 4, 64-QAM soft multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) detector, that is suitable for high-order constellation schemes is presented. The proposed MIMO detector utilizes information contained in the discarded paths to improve the bit-error-rate (BER) performance, and then reduces computational complexity using three innovative improvement ideas. The proposed design is fabricated and fully tested in a 130 nm CMOS technology. Operating with a 270 MHz clock, the design achieves up to 655 Mbps throughput with 195 mW power dissipation at 1.32 V supply. Synthesis results in 65 nm CMOS technology shows that the proposed soft-output MIMO detector attains a peak coded data... (More)
An area and power efficient high-throughput VLSI implementation of a 4 × 4, 64-QAM soft multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) detector, that is suitable for high-order constellation schemes is presented. The proposed MIMO detector utilizes information contained in the discarded paths to improve the bit-error-rate (BER) performance, and then reduces computational complexity using three innovative improvement ideas. The proposed design is fabricated and fully tested in a 130 nm CMOS technology. Operating with a 270 MHz clock, the design achieves up to 655 Mbps throughput with 195 mW power dissipation at 1.32 V supply. Synthesis results in 65 nm CMOS technology shows that the proposed soft-output MIMO detector attains a peak coded data throughput of 2 Gbps. Furthermore, this detector is also suitable for low-power mobile applications that require high data rates, achieving a low decoding energy per bit of 70.3 pJ/bit at 1.1 V supply, while providing a data throughput of 640 Mbps in a 65 nm CMOS technology. The proposed design has the best throughput per unit area among all reported fabricated designs to-date (Less)
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Application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) implementation, K-Best detectors, Multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) detection, Soft MIMO detectors
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10.1016/j.vlsi.2018.05.008
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  author       = {Shabany , Mahdi  and Patel , Dimpesh  and Milicevic , Mario  and Mahdavi, Mojtaba and Gulak , P. Glenn},
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  keyword      = {Application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) implementation,K-Best detectors,Multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) detection,Soft MIMO detectors},
  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Integration, the VLSI Journal},
  title        = {A 70 pJ/b configurable 64-QAM soft MIMO detector},
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  year         = {2018},
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