First International Workshop on C-RAN

Research Article

TD-LTE eNodeB prototype using general purpose processor

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/ChinaCom.2012.6417598,
        author={Kai Niu and Jianxing Sun and Kuilin Chen and Kok Chai},
        title={TD-LTE eNodeB prototype using general purpose processor},
        proceedings={First International Workshop on C-RAN},
        keywords={lte; signal processing; general purpose processor; real-time processing},
  • Kai Niu
    Jianxing Sun
    Kuilin Chen
    Kok Chai
    Year: 2013
    TD-LTE eNodeB prototype using general purpose processor
    DOI: 10.1109/ChinaCom.2012.6417598
Kai Niu1,*, Jianxing Sun1, Kuilin Chen2, Kok Chai3
  • 1: Key Laboratory of Universal Wireless Communications Ministry of Education 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 a LTE eNodeB signal processing prototype on commodity PC architectures. LTE is one of the major B3G wireless communication systems with large throughput. Meanwhile, general purpose processor (GPP) techniques such as single instruction multi data technique, cache technique and many other effective techniques are developing rapidly in recent years. Thus, we apply Nehalem, one of the primary commodity PC architectures of Intel, to achieve the LTE eNodeB signal processing functions. We complete our single-core version test and reveal that the GPP platform has great potential for the development of real-time wireless signal systems.