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Energy-efficient hardware implementation of LR-aided K-Best MIMO decoder for 5G networks

Halak, Basel, El-Hajjar, Mohammed, Toma, Ogeen H. and Cheng, Zhuofan (2016) Energy-efficient hardware implementation of LR-aided K-Best MIMO decoder for 5G networks Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications, 6, (12), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.3390/jlpea6030012).

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Abstract: Energy efficiency is a primary design goal for future green wireless communication technologies. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) schemes have been proposed in literature to improve the throughput of communication systems, they are expected to play a prominent role in the upcoming 5th generation (5G) standard. This paper presents a novel high efficiency MIMO decoder based on the K-Best algorithm with lattice reduction. We have designed a novel hardware architecture for this decoder, which was implemented using 32nm standard CMOS technology. Our results show that the proposed decoder can achieve on average a four-fold reduction in the power costs compared to recently published designs for 5G networks. The throughput of the design is 506 Mbits/sec, which is comparable to existing designs.

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Accepted/In Press date: 11 July 2016
Published date: 14 July 2016
Keywords: sphere decoding (SD), lattice reduction, k-best algorithm, MIMO, green communication, low power, VLSI, hardware design
Organisations: EEE


Local EPrints ID: 398635
ISSN: 2079-9268
PURE UUID: 4b7b080d-9e98-4388-ab65-90d2ed94e088
ORCID for Mohammed El-Hajjar: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2016 10:13
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 18:29

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Author: Basel Halak
Author: Mohammed El-Hajjar ORCID iD
Author: Ogeen H. Toma
Author: Zhuofan Cheng

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