Fixed-Point AWGN Channel

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Military, Test & Measurement, Wireless, Wireline

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: DSP: Modulation and Demodulation

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10, Arria® V, Intel® Arria® 10 SoC, Arria® V SoC

Cyclone Series: Intel® Cyclone® 10: Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX, Intel® Cyclone® 10 LP; Cyclone® IV, Cyclone® V, Cyclone® V SoC

MAX Series: Intel® MAX® 10, MAX® V

Stratix Series: Intel® Stratix® 10, Stratix® IV, Stratix® V

Overview

The Creonic AWGN Channel IP is a noise generator ca-pable of processing up to a maximum of 512 symbolsin parallel. The IP was developed with the aim of allow-ing the performance evaluation of a digital communica-tion system in the presence of Additive White GaussianNoise. The emphasis is on evaluating systems with lowbit error rates. Unlike a software-based AWGN gener-ator, which might take several hours and even days forthe stated purpose, a hardware-based AWGN generatorrequires significantly less time. Run-time is reduced byseveral orders of magnitude.

Features

  • Support for up to 512 symbols inparallel at 245 MHz
  • Support for SNR (ES/N0) in the rangefrom -10 to 41dBwith steps of 0.1dB±~ 0.01dB
  • Synchronous design with one clock
  • Noise sequence periodicallygenerated at ~264≈2x1019samples
  • ased on Box-Muller algorithm

Device Utilization and Performance

Symbol rate of 125.44 Gsymb/s at 245 MHz. Latency of 36.73nsat 245 MHz.

Getting Started

Please Contact Creonic Sales Team! sales@creonic.com

IP Quality Metrics

Basic
Year IP was first released2019
Latest version of Quartus supported13.0
Altera Customer Use
IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY
Deliverables

Customer deliverables include the following:

  • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
  • Simulation model for ModelSim Altera edition
  • Timing and/or layout constraints
  • Testbench or design example
  • Documentation with revision control
  • Readme file
Y
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportN
Source language
VHDL
Testbench languageVHDL
Software drivers providedN
Driver OS supportn/a
Implementation
User InterfaceAXI
IP-XACT Metadata includedNULL
Verification
Simulators supportedModelsim, Riviera Pro
Hardware validated N. Altera Board Name NULL
Industry standard compliance testing performed
N
If No, is it planned?Y
Interoperability
IP has undergone interoperability testing
N
Interoperability reports available  NULL

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