In this paper, we propose a new efficient FFT algorithm for OFDM/DMT applications and present its pipeline implementation results. Since the proposed algorithm is based on the radix-4 butterfly unit, the processing rate can be twice as fast as that based on the radix-23 algorithm. Also, its implementation is more area-efficient than the implementation from conventional radix-4 algorithm due to reduced number of nontrivial multipliers like using the radix-23 algorithm. In order to compare the proposed algorithm with the conventional radix-4 algorithm, the 64-point MDC pipelined FFT processor based on the proposed algorithm was implemented. After the logic synthesis using 0.35μm CMOS technology, the logic gate count for the processor with the proposed algorithm is only about 70% of that for the processor with the conventional radix-4 algorithm. Since the proposed algorithm can achieve higher processing rate and better efficiency than the conventional algorithm, it is very suitable for the OFDM/DMT applications such as the WLAN, DAB/DVB, and ADSL/VDSL systems.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
'This work was supported in part by the IC Design Education Center (IDEC), Dae-jeon, Korea.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Media Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering