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Construction of FPGA-based Test Bench for QAM Modulators
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronic Devices.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In todays fast evolving mobile communications the requirements of higher datarates are continuously increasing, pushing operators to upgrade the backhaul to support these speeds. A cost eective way of doing this is by using microwave links between base stations, but as the requirements of data rates increase, the capacity of the microwave links must be increased. This thesis was part of a funded research project with the objective of developing the next generation high speed microwave links for the E-band. In the research project there was a need for a testing system that was able to generate a series of test signals with selectable QAM modulations and adjustable properties to be able to measure and evaluate hardware within the research project. The developed system was designed in a digital domain using an FPGA platform from Altera, and had the ability of selecting several types of modulations and changing the properties of the output signals as requested. By using simulation in several steps and measurements of the complete system the functionality was verified and the system was delivered to the research project successfully. The developed system can be used to test several dierent modulators in other projects as well and is easily extended to provide further properties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 69 p.
Keyword [en]
FPGA, Signal generation, Quadrature modulation, Software defined radio, Testbench, Radio communication, High datarate
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62243ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX--10/4381--SEOAI: diva2:372081
Available from: 2010-12-03 Created: 2010-11-24 Last updated: 2010-12-03Bibliographically approved

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