Conference Paper
Ntone sigmadelta UWBOFDM transmitter and receiver
Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Minnesota Univ., USA
DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2003.1202566 Conference: Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2003. Proceedings. (ICASSP '03). 2003 IEEE International Conference on, Volume: 4 Source: IEEE Xplore
ABSTRACT
A new method for generating and detecting the UWBOFDM signal using a modified sigmadelta modulator is proposed. Unlike narrowband OFDM, the UWBOFDM spectrum can have gaps between subcarriers. The modified sigmadelta modulator, dubbed NTone sigmadelta, introduces N zeros at the frequencies in the quantization noise spectrum. These zeros match the locations of frequencies used by the OFDM system and the quantization noise spectrum fills the gaps in the spectrum of the UWBOFDM signal. In fact this new structure could be used in other UWB systems anytime we have gaps in the spectrum of the transmitted signal. We describe both the transmitter and receiver structures for UWBOFDM. We also study the spectrum of the underlying system.

 ", and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) [2], [4], [5]. "
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 "Therefore, the noise shaping filter of a traditional sigmadelta modulator must be modified in order to remove quantization noise in these subchannel frequencies. The Ntone sigmadelta introduced in Ref. [8] can achieve this desired noise shaping. Figure 3 shows the structure of an Ntone sigmadelta modulator and the corresponding discretetime linear model of the system can be expressed as follows: "
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 ") indicates that null quantization noise equals to the last N points of the output quantization noise of the Ntone SDM circuit, when the initial quantization noise is zero. Frequency interpolation processing with interpolation factor L is performed before IFFT, and frequency decimation processing with decimation factor L is performed after FFT to reduce the null quantization noise generated from the Ntone SDM circuit [1]. "
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ABSTRACT: Abstractâ€”An analysis of the Ntone SDM circuit with a new time domainbased interpolator and decimator structure in the UWBOFDM transceiver is provided. The variance of null quantization noise generated from the Ntone SDM circuit is derived and employed to set the optimum quantization size. The SQNR of the Ntone SDM circuit is simulated, which is utilized to validate the ouput signal to quantization noise ratio (SQNR) of the N tone SDM circuit obtained from the analyzed results.
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