Downlink W-CDMA performance analysis and receiver implmentation on SC140 Motorola DSP

by Ghosh, Kaushik

Abstract (Summary)
High data rate applications are the trend in today's wireless technology. W-CDMA standard was designed to support such high data rates of up to 3.84 Mcps. The main purpose of this research was to analyze the feasibility of a fixed-point implementation of the W-CDMA downlink receiver algorithm on a general-purpose digital signal processor (StarCore SC140 by Motorola). The very large instruction word architecture of SC140 core is utilized to generate optimal implementation, to meet the real time timing requirements of the algorithm. The other main aim of this work was to study and evaluate the performance of the W-CDMA downlink structure with incorporated space-time transmit diversity. The effect of the channel estimation algorithm used was extensively studied too.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Miller, S. L.; Georghiades, C.; Singh, C.; Friesen, D.; Bhattacharyya, S.

School:Texas A&M University

School Location:USA - Texas

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:cdma rake rayleigh fading space time coding star core sc140 channel estimation mrc combining viterbi decoding


Date of Publication:05/01/2003

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