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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEEE Symposium on FPGAs for Custom Computing Machines, Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|