Hybrid Lattice Reduction algorithm and its implementation on an SDR baseband processor for LTE

Ubaid Ahmad, Min Li, Sofie Pollin, Amir Amin, Liesbet Van Der Perre, Rudy Lauwereins

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Lattice Reduction (LR) is a promising technique to improve the performance of linear MIMO detectors. This paper proposes a Hybrid LR algorithm (HLR), which is a scalable LR algorithm. HLR is specifically designed and optimised to exploit ILP and DLP features offered by parallel programmable baseband architectures. Abundant vectorparallelism in HLR is enabled with highly-regular and deterministic data-flow. Hence, HLR can be easily parallelized and efficiently mapped on Software Defined Radio (SDR) baseband architectures. HLR can be adapted to operate in two different modes to achieve the best performance/cycle trade-off, which is highly desirable for SDR baseband processing. The proposed algorithm has been evaluated in the context of 3GPP-LTE and implemented on ADRES which is a Coarse Grain Reconfigurable Array (CGRA) processor. Most of the previously reported implementations of LR algorithms are for ASIC or FPGA. However, to the best of author's knowledge, this is the first reported LR algorithm explicitly designed and optimized, to have a scalable and adaptive implementation for a CGRA processor like ADRES. The reported implementation of HLR can achieve gains of up to 12 dB compared to ZF for MIMO detection.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Signal Processing Conference
StatePublished - 2011
Event19th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2011 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 29 Aug 20112 Sep 2011


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