Prototyping FBMC/OQAM for 5G mobile communications proof of concept
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[ANGLÈS] Nowadays, the number of wireless devices connected to the internet is rowing quite fast. However, the available spectrum will remain the same. Consequently, the next generation of mobile communications (5G) is driven by more spectral efficient waveforms. There are a number of candidate waveforms for 5G. One of them is the Filter Bank Multi-Carrier (FBMC) with Offset Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (OQAM) which is a variant of the current Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM). The FBMC/OQAM is not only suitable for providing higher rates but also for having a better spectral efficiency than OFDM. In other words, in FBMC/OQAM the adjacent channel interference is reduced and consequently more users can be using the spectrum simultaneously. This project constitutes an experience of prototyping FBMC/OQAM for the FPGA based platform miniBEE. Which does not only provides the hardware platform but also a useful set of tools for Software Defined Radio (SDR) development.