Real time non-coherent synchronization method in 6-10.6 GHz IR-UWB demonstrator chipset

J.H.C. van den Heuvel, H. Pflug, A. Ramkumar, A. Young, J. Romme, M. Hijdra, B. Busze, A. Breeschoten, G.J.M. Janssen, G. Dolmans, K. Philips, H. de Groot

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A theoretical model for non-coherent start-of-frame-delimiter (SFD) detection in IEEE 802.15.4a is presented and closed form solutions for SFD threshold and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimation are derived. The derived results are implemented in an impulse radio ultra wide band (IR-UWB) demonstrator operating in the 6-10.6 GHz UWB band. The demonstrator is designed for low power operation (in the mW range for combined digital base band (DBB) & radio frequency (RF)). The transmitter (TX) RF is duty cycled at pulse level and the receiver (RX) RF is switched to pulse level duty cycling when possible. Moreover, digital TX and RX resources are only switched on when needed. Measurement results are in close agreement with the derived closed form solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-1353-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2013) - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 201313 Dec 2013


Conference2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2013)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA


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