WiMAX DUC and DDC Reference Designs

from Altera

These reference designs are included in DSP Builder version 8.0 or later (you can download the Arria® II GX FPGA version by clicking Download Reference Design). The use of these designs are governed by, and subject to, the terms and conditions of the Altera Hardware Reference Design License Agreement.

Overview

The WiMAX digital upconverter (DUC) and digital downconverter (DDC) reference designs demonstrate how system architects and hardware designers can accelerate the design of DUC and DDC functions for WiMAX basestations using Altera® devices, tools, and intellectual property (IP). The designs are based on the DSP Builder advanced blockset technology and illustrate how the tool significantly increases productivity while delivering high-performance, cost-effective digital IF designs.

Features

  • DSP Builder advanced blockset-based design methodology significantly reduces development time
  • Multi-channel filter design techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions
  • Support for multiple transmit and receive antenna configurations
  • Easily modifiable to support scalable channel bandwidths
  • Compliant to the draft WiMAX standard (IEEE 802.16)

Demonstrated Altera Technology

Block Diagram

Figures 1 and 2 show time division multiplexed DUC and DDC.

Figure 1. Single Channel IQ Time Division Multiplexed DUC

Notes:

  1. FIR = Finite impulse response.
  2. NCO = Numerically controlled oscillator.

Figure 2. Single Channel IQ Time Division Multiplexed DDC

Figure 2. Single Channel IQ Time Division Multiplexed DDC

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