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Authors:Joacim Olsson: Electronic Devices, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden \ Swedish Microelectronic Institute Acreo AB, Sweden
Publication title:WLAN/W-CDMA dual-mode receiver architecture design trade-offs
Conference:GigaHertz 2003. Proceedings from the Seventh Symposium
Publication type: Poster
Article No.:032
Abstract:This work is related to the SoCTRix-project; where a multi-standard mobile transceiver is being designed as a demonstrator. This work focuses on the two standards 802.11a and WCDMA. The mobile terminal will have a high degree of integration and a large reuse of hardware at the same time as it will support standards very different from each other. The large difference between the two considered standards put different requirements on the receiver. The main focus of this work is to find the individually best architecture for the two standards and a way to combine them with little hardware overhead.

WCDMA uses code division multiple access (CDMA). WCDMA is a spread spectrum system that spreads the data with a direct sequence (DSSS) to a chip-rate of 3.84Mcps. By using different spreading rates from 2 to 256; it can accomplish varying data-rates from 12.2kbps to almost 2Mbps. The spread data is modulated with QPSK. Different users residing on the same frequency at the same time; are separated by different orthogonal codes. Duplex is accomplished by frequency division (FDD) where transmission and reception take place simultaneously at different frequencies. For details about WCDMA see [4].

802.11a uses an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)transmission scheme. It can be seen as information divided between a set of sub-carriers separated in frequency. The total bandwidth used is 16.6MHz. The information is modulated on to the sub-carriers with different schemes depending on the used data-rate. For the lowest rate the modulation scheme is QPSK ranging up to 64QAM for the highest data rate of 54Mbps. In 802.11a duplex is accomplished by time division (TDD) where transmission and reception takes place at different times at the same frequency. For details about 802.11a see [5].

No. of pages:4
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Joacim Olsson (2003). WLAN/W-CDMA dual-mode receiver architecture design trade-offs, GigaHertz 2003. Proceedings from the Seventh Symposium;article=032 (accessed 2/8/2016)