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An MC-SS Platform for Short-Range Communications in the Personal Network Context

  • Dominique Noguet
  • Marc Laugeois
  • Xavier Popon
  • B. Balamuralidhar
  • Manuel Lobeira
  • Narasimha Sortur
  • Deepak Dasalukunte
  • Cedric Dehos
  • Zeta Bakirtzoglou
Open Access
Research Article
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  1. Multicarrier Systems

Abstract

Wireless personal area networks (WPANs) have gained interest in the last few years, and several air interfaces have been proposed to cover WPAN applications. A multicarrier spread spectrum (MC-SS) air interface specified to achieve 130 Mbps in typical WPAN channels is presented in this paper. It operates in the 5.2 GHz ISM band and achieves a spectral efficiency of 3.25  Open image in new window . Besides the robustness of the MC-SS approach, this air interface yields to reasonable implementation complexity. This paper focuses on the hardware design and prototype of this MC-SS air interface. The prototype includes RF, baseband, and IEEE802.15.3 compliant medium access control (MAC) features. Implementation aspects are carefully analyzed for each part of the prototype, and key hardware design issues and solutions are presented. Hardware complexity and implementation loss are compared to theoretical expectations, as well as flexibility is discussed. Measurement results are provided for a real condition of operations.

Keywords

Medium Access Control Spectral Efficiency Spread Spectrum Personal Network Hardware Design 
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© Dominique Noguet et al. 2008

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominique Noguet
    • 1
  • Marc Laugeois
    • 1
  • Xavier Popon
    • 1
  • B. Balamuralidhar
    • 2
  • Manuel Lobeira
    • 3
  • Narasimha Sortur
    • 2
  • Deepak Dasalukunte
    • 4
  • Cedric Dehos
    • 1
  • Zeta Bakirtzoglou
    • 5
  1. 1.Leti Minatec Center (CEA)Grenoble Cedex 9France
  2. 2.Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS Limited company)BangaloreIndia
  3. 3.ACORDE S.A.Centro de Desarrollo TecnológicoSantander, CantabriaSpain
  4. 4.Department of Electrical and Information TechnologyLund UniversityLundSweden
  5. 5.Intracom S.A. Telecom SolutionsPeania AttikaGreece

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