Wireless LAN demodulator in a Pamette: design and experience

Tom McDermott*, Philip Ryan, Mark Shand, David Skellern, Terry Percival, Neil Weste

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We have implemented the digital section of a wireless local area network (WLAN) demodulator in a reconfigurable interface card called the PCI Pamette. The entire baseband section of the demodulator has been implemented using the Pamette and a simple analog to digital mezzanine board. This is the second version of the demodulator, the first being a card-based design using a mixture of discrete and reconfigurable logic. The Pamette design took far less time to complete than the card-based one. Moreover, the reconfigurable substrate is much more versatile. This paper describes the Pamette implementation and discusses our experiences with the two different design styles and technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Symposium on FPGAs for Custom Computing Machines, Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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