Design of Multicarrier OFDM Modulator/Demodulator Based on Discrete Hartley Transform

Muh-Tian SHIUE  Chin-Kuo JAO  Pei-Shin CHEN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E93-A   No.6   pp.1016-1023
Publication Date: 2010/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E93.A.1016
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications)
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
Keyword: 
discrete hartley transform (DHT),  fast hartley transform (FHT),  orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM),  

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Summary: 
In this paper, a novel orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) modulator/demodulator based on real-valued discrete Hartley transform (DHT) is presented and implemented for the IEEE 802.11a/g wireless local area network (LAN). Instead of the conventional complex-valued fast Fourier transform (FFT) for OFDM systems, the proposed architecture employs two real-valued fast DHT (FHT) kernels and one post processing unit. By taking advantage of the real-valued operation of FHT, this approach reduces the number of multiplications compared with the radix-2 FFT. The proposed DHT-based modulator/demodulator was designed and fabricated in 0.18-µm CMOS technology with a core area of 928935 µm2. The average power consumption is about 20.16 mW at 20 MHz and 1.8 V supply voltage. Measurement results of the integrated circuit illustrate its superior chip area and power consumption.