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Design of the Alamouti Scheme for a MIMO Receiver and its implementation in a FPGA

Silva , J. ; Pinho, P. ; Véstias, M.

Design of the Alamouti Scheme for a MIMO Receiver and its implementation in a FPGA, Proc Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers - CETC, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. -- - --, November, 2011.

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Abstract
This paper analyses the Alamouti scheme for different antenna configurations and different modulation types,
namely BPSK, QPSK and QAM. All configurations were modeled and simulated in MATLAB. A MIMO
receiver for a 21 antenna configuration and BPSK modulation was implemented in a FPGA. The FPGA
results indicate that the Alamouti scheme is a good design option for hardware implementation of a MIMO
receiver. The receiver uses only about 10% of the resources of a medium-sized FPGA and achieves almost
300 Msymbols per second.