Wireless OFDM Systems

How to make them work?

  • MarcĀ Engels

Part of the The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 692)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Marc Engels
    Pages 1-9
  3. Liesbet Van der Perre, Reto Ness, Steven Thoen, Patrick Vandenameele, Marc Engels
    Pages 11-31
  4. Reto Ness, Jean-Paul Linnartz, Liesbet Van der Perre, Marc Engels
    Pages 33-51
  5. Bert Gyselinckx
    Pages 53-74
  6. Luc Deneire
    Pages 75-93
  7. Luc Deneire
    Pages 95-111
  8. Boris Come, Jan Tubbax
    Pages 113-150
  9. Wolfgang Eberle
    Pages 151-189
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 191-205

About this book


Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) experience a growing popularity recently. Where WLANs were primarily used for niche applications in the past, they are now deployed as wireless extensions to computer networks. The increase of the datarates from 2 Mbps up to 11 Mbps for roughly a constant price has played a major role in this breakthrough. As a consequence, an even greater success can be envisioned for the more recent OFDM-based WLAN standards in the 5 GHz band, which offer up to 54 Mbps. At IMEC we have realised this potential already several years ago and have established a successful research programme on OF- based WLAN. In 1995, we started our research on wireless OFDM in the frame of a - operation project with SAIT, a Belgian telecom company. The goal of the project was to establish a robust network for industrial environments. This resulted in a first OFDM chip, supporting QPSK, for wireless networking at the end of the project (1999). 1999 was also the start of an intense co-operation with National Semiconductor Inc., which resulted in a second generation ASIC in 2000. This OFDM processor supports up to QAM-64 and has a more optimal channel estimation algorithm.


ASIC IEEE 80 Signal Standard Standards Transceiver communication integrated circuit model network orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) radio simulation system tables

Editors and affiliations

  • MarcĀ Engels
    • 1
  1. 1.IMECBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7116-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47685-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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