Andreas Peter Burg

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Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) techniques are a key enabling technology for high-rate wireless communications. This paper discusses two ASIC implementations of MIMO sphere decoders. The first ASIC attains maximum-likelihood performance with an average throughput of 73 Mbps at a signalto-noise ratio (SNR) of 20 dB; the second ASIC shows only a(More)
Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) detection algorithms providing soft information for a subsequent channel decoder pose significant implementation challenges due to their high computational complexity. In this paper, we show how sphere decoding can be used as an efficient tool to implement soft-output MIMO detection with flexible trade-offs between(More)
We show that successive cancellation list decoding can be formulated exclusively using log-likelihood ratios. In addition to numerical stability, the log-likelihood ratio based formulation has useful properties that simplify the sorting step involved in successive cancellation list decoding. We propose a hardware architecture of the successive cancellation(More)
Abstract— From an error rate performance perspective, maximum likelihood (ML) detection is the preferred detection method for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems. However, for high transmission rates a straight forward exhaustive search implementation suffers from prohibitive complexity. The K-best algorithm provides close–to–ML bit(More)
Physical transceiver implementations for multipleinput multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communication systems suffer from transmit-RF (Tx-RF) impairments. In this paper, we study the effect on channel capacity and error-rate performance of residual Tx-RF impairments that defy proper compensation. In particular, we demonstrate that such residual distortions(More)
The QR decomposition is an important, but often underestimated prerequisite for pseudoor non-linear detection methods such as successive interference cancellation or sphere decoding for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems. The ability of concurrent iterative sorting during the QR decomposition introduces a moderate overall latency, but provides(More)
We describe the VLSI implementation of MIMO detectors that exhibit close-to optimum error-rate performance, but still achieve high throughput at low silicon area. In particular, algorithms and VLSI architectures for sphere decoding (SD) and K-best detection are considered, and the corresponding trade-offs between uncoded error-rate performance, silicon(More)
Data frame AbstractThe paper describes an algorithm and a corresponding VLSI architecture for the implementation of linear MMSE Idle Dtat Idle detection in packet-based MIMO-OFDM communication systems. The advantages of the presented receiver architecture are low latency, high-throughput, and efficient resource utilization, MIMO detectioni since the(More)
In this paper, a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) extension for a third generation (3G) wireless system is described. The integration of MIMO concepts within the existing UMTS standard and the associated space-time RAKE receiver are explained. An analysis is followed by a description of an actual experimental MIMO transmitter and receiver architecture,(More)