Dynamic cognitive radios on the Xilinx Zynq hybrid FPGA

Shanker Shreejith, Bhaskar Banarjee, Kizheppatt Vipin, Suhaib A. Fahmy

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Abstract

Cognitive radios require an intelligent MAC layer coupled with a flexible PHY layer. Most implementations use software defined radio platforms where the MAC and PHY are both implemented in software, but this can result in long processing latency, and makes advanced baseband processing unattainable. While FPGA based SDR platforms do exist, they are difficult to use, requiring significant engineering expertise, and adding dynamic behaviour is even more difficult. Modern hybrid FPGAs tightly couple an FPGA fabric with a capable embedded processor, allowing the baseband to be implemented in hardware, and the MAC in software. We demonstrate a platform that enables radio designers to build dynamic cognitive radios using the Xilinx Zynq with partial reconfiguration, enabling truly dynamic, low-power, high-performance cognitive radios with abstracted software control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 10th International Conference, CROWNCOM 2015, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages427-437
Number of pages11
Volume156
ISBN (Print)9783319245393
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2015 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Apr 21 2015Apr 23 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume156
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2015
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period4/21/154/23/15

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Cognitive radio
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
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Keywords

  • Cognitive radio platforms
  • Field programmable gate arrays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Shreejith, S., Banarjee, B., Vipin, K., & Fahmy, S. A. (2015). Dynamic cognitive radios on the Xilinx Zynq hybrid FPGA. In Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 10th International Conference, CROWNCOM 2015, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 156, pp. 427-437). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 156). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24540-9_35

Dynamic cognitive radios on the Xilinx Zynq hybrid FPGA. / Shreejith, Shanker; Banarjee, Bhaskar; Vipin, Kizheppatt; Fahmy, Suhaib A.

Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 10th International Conference, CROWNCOM 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 156 Springer Verlag, 2015. p. 427-437 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 156).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shreejith, S, Banarjee, B, Vipin, K & Fahmy, SA 2015, Dynamic cognitive radios on the Xilinx Zynq hybrid FPGA. in Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 10th International Conference, CROWNCOM 2015, Revised Selected Papers. vol. 156, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, vol. 156, Springer Verlag, pp. 427-437, 10th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2015, Doha, Qatar, 4/21/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24540-9_35
Shreejith S, Banarjee B, Vipin K, Fahmy SA. Dynamic cognitive radios on the Xilinx Zynq hybrid FPGA. In Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 10th International Conference, CROWNCOM 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 156. Springer Verlag. 2015. p. 427-437. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24540-9_35
Shreejith, Shanker ; Banarjee, Bhaskar ; Vipin, Kizheppatt ; Fahmy, Suhaib A. / Dynamic cognitive radios on the Xilinx Zynq hybrid FPGA. Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 10th International Conference, CROWNCOM 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 156 Springer Verlag, 2015. pp. 427-437 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST).
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