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Hardware implementation of a low-power K-Best MIMO detector based on a hybrid merge network

Hardware implementation of a low-power K-Best MIMO detector based on a hybrid merge network
Hardware implementation of a low-power K-Best MIMO detector based on a hybrid merge network
Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology is anticipated to play a key role in future wireless communications systems. However, one of the main challenges of MIMO technology is the high complexity of the signal detection, which results in a high power consumption at the MIMO receiver. In this paper, we present the hardware implementation of a K-Best detector based on a single-stage architecture, targeted at low-rate and low-power applications. To achieve a low complexity, we optimise the sorting stage of the detector by systematically eliminating redundant comparators. Furthermore, the sorter incorporates different merge algorithms at selected stages in order to reduce the total comparator count. For a 64-QAM 4x4 MIMO system, the detector achieves a power consumption of 34 mW using the STMicroelectronics 65nm CMOS library, which compares favourably with similar works from the literature.
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Bello, Ibrahim A.
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Bello, Ibrahim A., Halak, Basel, El-Hajjar, Mohammed and Zwolinski, Mark (2018) Hardware implementation of a low-power K-Best MIMO detector based on a hybrid merge network. In 2018 28th International Symposium on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation (PATMOS). IEEE.. (doi:10.1109/PATMOS.2018.8464169).

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Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology is anticipated to play a key role in future wireless communications systems. However, one of the main challenges of MIMO technology is the high complexity of the signal detection, which results in a high power consumption at the MIMO receiver. In this paper, we present the hardware implementation of a K-Best detector based on a single-stage architecture, targeted at low-rate and low-power applications. To achieve a low complexity, we optimise the sorting stage of the detector by systematically eliminating redundant comparators. Furthermore, the sorter incorporates different merge algorithms at selected stages in order to reduce the total comparator count. For a 64-QAM 4x4 MIMO system, the detector achieves a power consumption of 34 mW using the STMicroelectronics 65nm CMOS library, which compares favourably with similar works from the literature.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 April 2018
Published date: July 2018
Venue - Dates: 28th International Symposium on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation, Spain, 2018-07-02 - 2018-07-04

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Local EPrints ID: 421988
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/421988
PURE UUID: 2864af62-8e73-4545-a1fd-e23a3960f695
ORCID for Basel Halak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3470-7226
ORCID for Mohammed El-Hajjar: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7987-1401
ORCID for Mark Zwolinski: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2230-625X

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Date deposited: 12 Jul 2018 16:30
Last modified: 17 Sep 2019 01:10

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Author: Ibrahim A. Bello
Author: Basel Halak ORCID iD
Author: Mohammed El-Hajjar ORCID iD
Author: Mark Zwolinski ORCID iD

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