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VLSI design and implementation of adaptive channel equalizer

Ab Rahman, Ab Al-Hadi and Kamisian, Izam and Sha`ameri, Ahmad Zuri (2008) VLSI design and implementation of adaptive channel equalizer. In: Computer and Communication Engineering, 2008. ICCCE 2008. International Conference, 13-15 May 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCCE.2008.4580781


Signal integrity is critical to achieve reliable data communications. In non-ideal communication channels, signal quality deteriorates if the transmission rate and distance is pushed to the limit of the channel. Furthermore, in wireless channel, the effect of multipath propagation causes the transmitted signal to be superimposed, attenuated, and delayed at the receiver, which further deteriorates the signal. The problem, which is termed Intersymbol Interference (ISI), is overcome using channel equalizers. In addition to this, channel characteristics also vary with time, which requires the equalizer to adapt to the channel. This work presents the design of adaptive equalizer as applied in wireless systems as to achieve error proof data communication. The adaptive equalizer is designed using VHDL, and synthesized to TSMC 0.25 mum process technology with a proposed circuit architecture based on the least mean square (LMS) adaptive algorithm and linear FIR filter structure. From results obtained, the VLSI adaptive equalizer can successfully equalize distorted signals with ISI. Maximum throughput of 223 Kb/s and core cell area of 0.562 mm2 is achieved, which is suitable for mobile communication applications.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:TSMC, VHDL, VLSI design, adaptive channel equalizer, circuit architecture, data communications, intersymbol interference, least mean square adaptive algorithm, linear FIR filter structure, mobile communication applications, multipath propagation, nonideal communication channels, signal integrity, signal quality, wireless channel, wireless systems
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:7480
Deposited By: Norhafizah Hussin
Deposited On:06 Jan 2009 03:06
Last Modified:17 Feb 2012 05:30

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