Management d'opérateurs communs dans les architectures de terminaux multistandards.

Abstract : Today's telecommunication systems require more and more flexibility, and reconfiguration mechanisms are becoming major topics especially when it comes to multistandard designs. In typical hardware designs, the communication standards are implemented separately using dedicated instantiations which are difficult to upgrade for the support of new features. To overcome these issues, we exploit a parameterization approach called the Common Operator (CO) technique that can be considered to build a generic terminal capable of supporting a large range of communication standards. The main principle of the CO technique is to identify common elements based on smaller structures that could be widely reused across signal processing functions. This technique aims at designing a scalable digital signal processing platform based on medium granularity operators, larger than basic logic cells and smaller than signal processing functions. In this thesis, the CO technique is applied to two widely used algorithms in wireless communication systems: Viterbi decoding and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). Implementing the FFT and Viterbi algorithms in a multistandard context through a common architecture poses significant architectural constraints. Thus, we focus on the design of a flexible processor to manage the COs and take advantage from structural similarities between FFT and Viterbi trellis. A flexible FFT/Viterbi processor was proposed and implemented on FPGA and compared to dedicated hardware implementations. The results show a considerable gain in flexibility. This gain is achieved with no complexity overhead since the complexity if even decreased up to 30% in the considered configurations.
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Malek Naoues. Management d'opérateurs communs dans les architectures de terminaux multistandards.. Autre. Supélec, 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013SUPL0026⟩. ⟨tel-00931390v2⟩

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