The Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)-Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is considered a key technology
in modern wireless-access communication systems. The IEEE 802.16e
standard, also denoted as mobile WiMAX, utilizes the MIMO-OFDM
technology and it was one of the first initiatives towards the roadmap of
fourth generation systems. This paper presents the PHY-layer design, implementation
and validation of a high-performance real-time 2x2 MIMO
mobile WiMAX transmitter that accounts for low-level deployment issues
and signal impairments. The focus is mainly laid on the impact of
the selected high bandwidth, which scales the implementation complexity
of the baseband signal processing algorithms. The latter also requires
an advanced pipelined memory architecture to timely address the datapath
operations that involve high memory utilization. We present in this
paper a first evaluation of the extracted results that demonstrate the
performance of the system using a 2x2 MIMO channel emulation.
CitacióFont, O. [et al.]. A real-time FPGA-based implementation of a high-performance MIMO-OFDM mobile WiMAX transmitter. A: International ICST Conference on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. "3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems". Bilbao: 2011, p. 1-19.