TACT: A multi-standard RF transceiver architecture comparison tool
2005 (English)In: Circuits and Systems, 2005. 48th Midwest Symposium on, IEEE conference proceedings, 2005, 659-662 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
One of the main challenges posed by 4G wireless communication systems is achieving flexible, programmable multi-standard radio transceivers with maximum hardware share amongst different standards at a minimum power consumption. Evaluating the feasibility and performance of different multistandard/multi-band radio solutions at an early stage, i.e. system level, is key for succeeding in surmounting this challenge. This entails formulation of the transceiver budget for several RF architectures with different degrees of hardware reuse. This task is complicated by the fact that transceiver blocks can have different implementations that lead to different performances. The tools that are available for use at present have only budget analysis capabilities or address only one standard and/or transceiver architecture at a time. We believe that a new approach to this problem is necessary and propose a novel methodology for evaluating the performance of different multi-standard solutions. This paper introduces TACT, our multi-standard RF Transceiver Architecture Comparison Tool. It will help answering many of the challenges faced by designers when realizing a transceiver budget for multi-standard/multi-band radio transceivers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2005. 659-662 p.
, Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1548-3746 ; 2005
Bandwidth, Computer hardware, Radio systems, Transceivers, Wireless telecommunication systems, Hardware reuse, Radio solutions, Radio transceivers
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24391DOI: 10.1109/MWSCAS.2005.1594187ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33847108118ISBN: 0-7803-9197-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-24391DiVA: diva2:349441
48th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Cincinnati, OH, USA, Aug 7-10, 2005
QC 201009072010-09-072010-09-072012-09-27Bibliographically approved