A 1.8Gb/s 70.6pJ/b 128×16 link-adaptive near-optimal massive MIMO detector in 28nm UTBB-FDSOI

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This work presents a 2.0mm2 128×16 massive MIMO detector IC that provides 21dB array gain and 16x multiplexing gain at the system level. The detector implements iterative expectation-propagation detection (EPD) for up to 256-QAM modulation. Tested with measured channel data [1], the detector achieves 4.3dB processing gain over state-of-the-art massive MlMo detectors [2, 3], enabling 2.7x reduction in transmit power for battery-powered mobile terminals. The iC uses link-adaptive processing to meet a variety of practical channel conditions with scalable energy consumption. The design is realized in a condensed systolic array architecture and an approximate moment-matching circuitry to reach 1.8Gb/s at 70.6pJ/b. The performance and energy efficiency can be tuned over a wide range by UTBB-FDSOI body bias.


External organisations
  • University of Michigan
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049394
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 8
Publication categoryResearch
Event65th IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2018 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2018 Feb 112018 Feb 15


Conference65th IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco