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Design and Evaluation of Correlation Accelerator in IEEE-802.11a/g Receiver using a Template-based Coarse-Grained Reconfigurable Array



OtsikkoIEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NORCAS), Oslo, Norway, October 26-28, 2015
ISBN (painettu)978-1-4673-6575-8
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TilaJulkaistu - 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaNordic circuits and systems conference -
Kesto: 1 tammikuuta 2000 → …


ConferenceNordic circuits and systems conference
Ajanjakso1/01/00 → …


This paper presents the design and evaluation of a large scale template-based Coarse-Grained Reconfigurable Array (CGRA) generated accelerator that processes correlation algorithm for Timing Synchronization (TS) required in Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) receivers. The CGRA works as a coprocessor with a Reduced Instruction-Set Computing (RISC) processor. The CGRA accelerator is composed of 80 reconfigurable Processing Elements (PEs) to compute 80-point correlation in 1.8 μs when synthesized on an Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The power consumption is estimated by simulating the postfit gate-level FPGA netlist of the TS accelerator followed by evaluation and comparison with other state-of-the-art platforms in terms of multiple performance metrics.