A Wideband DS-CDMA Cell Site Modem

Dong-Hahk LEE  Jun-Mo KOO  Jin-Ick LEE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B   No.4   pp.984-991
Publication Date: 2001/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Terrestrial Radio Communications
wideband CDMA,  cell site modem,  

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This paper presents the design, implementation and test results of a complete wideband CDMA modem with a modulator and a demodulator for use in next-generation cell sites. The modem is based on Japanese proposal for the next generation W-CDMA air interface. The modulator has a flexible architecture, which can transmit the data of different physical channels such as common control physical channels, and dedicated physical channels by setting the channel selection registers of the modulator. The modulator performs the transmission power control digitally according to the physical channel setting. The receiver consists of a searcher, four fingers and a combiner. The searcher supports path selected search operation considering antenna diversity which is employed to reduce the effect of excessively deep fades, and early dump operation to speed up the searching process. Since the simulation results to determine the number of finger showed that the system with more than four fingers had no essential performance improvement, demodulation performed with four-finger rake receiver. The proposed cell site modem was implemented with FPGAs and verified by the board-level experiment. Experiments have verified that the modem fully complied with the specifications.