First International Workshop on C-RAN

Research Article

Analysis for signal processing development with general purpose processor

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/ChinaCom.2012.6417592,
        author={Zhiqiang He and Jianxing Sun and Ran Duan and Yue Chen},
        title={Analysis for signal processing development with general purpose processor},
        proceedings={First International Workshop on C-RAN},
        keywords={gpp platform; lte; signal processing; gpp optimization; multicore application},
  • Zhiqiang He
    Jianxing Sun
    Ran Duan
    Yue Chen
    Year: 2013
    Analysis for signal processing development with general purpose processor
    DOI: 10.1109/ChinaCom.2012.6417592
Zhiqiang He1,*, Jianxing Sun1, Ran Duan2, Yue Chen3
  • 1: Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • 2: China Mobile Research institute
  • 3: School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Queen Mary University of London, UK
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This paper presents an analysis for implementation of high-throughput wireless communication signal processing system on general purpose processor (GPP). The large amount of complex computation brings challenge for the conventional platforms. We compare GPP with DSP and FPGA, and regard GPP as a new direction for signal processing system developing. The program optimization on GPP platforms is necessary based on our research and developing experience. Therefore, we provide the basic principle and optimization methods for GPP realization, especially for the application of multicore technique. As solid justifications shown in the paper, our analysis is considered highly convincible.