MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) techniques are being used more and more in recent and upcoming standards since they drastically outperform traditional SISO (Single Input Single Output) techniques in terms of maximum throughput and range. This gain results from an increased spectral efficiency, lowering the overall system costs.
A MMSE MIMO detector is an integral part of a MIMO receiver. The Creonic MMSE detector offers high throughputs even on low-cost FPGAs and convinces with a low implementation complexity at the same time. Its flexibility at design-time and run-time makes it the ideal fit for all kinds of MIMO applications.
WiFi (IEEE 802.11)
Powerline communication (ITU G.9963, Homeplug AV2)
Internet access lines (G.993.5 alias G.vector with VDSL vectoring)
Further MIMO applications
Features the Core Supports
Adaptable to different transmitter/receiver antenna configurations (e.g., 2×2, 4×2 or 4×4).
Support for different modulation schemes at run-time (QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM).
QR decomposition included.
High throughput even on low-cost FPGAs (hundreds of Mbit/s).
Design-time configuration of throughput for optimal resource utilization.
Low-power and low-complexity design.
AXI4-Stream interface for simple integration.
Consecutive MIMO symbols may have different modulations.
Can be combined with further IP cores from the Creonic product portfolio.
Available for ASIC and FPGAs (Xilinx, Altera).
Deliverable includes VHDL source code or synthesized netlist, VHDL or SystemC testbench, and bit-accurate or floating point Matlab, C or C++ simulation model.