Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Broadcast, Military, Test & Measurement, Wireless, Wireline

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: DSP: Error Detection and Correction

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

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® IV, Cyclone® V, Cyclone® V SoC

Stratix Series: Stratix® IV, Stratix® V


MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) techniques are be- ing used more and more in recent and upcoming stan- dards since they drastically outperform traditional SISO (Single Input Single Output) techniques in terms of max- imum throughput and range. This gain results from an increased spectral efficiency, lowering the overall system costs. A Minimum Mean Square Error (MMSE) MIMO detec- tor is an integral part of a MIMO receiver. The Creonic MMSE detector offers high throughputs even on low-cost FPGAs and convinces with a low implementation com- plexity at the same time. Its flexibility at design-time and run-time makes it the ideal fit for all kinds of MIMO appli- cations.


  • Adaptable to differenttransmitter/receiver antennaconfigurations (e.g., 2x2, 4x2 or 4x4)
  • Support for different modulationschemes at run-time (e.g., QPSK,16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM)
  • QR decomposition included

Device Utilization and Performance

Receiver x Transmitter: 4x4 Modulation symbols per clock cycle: 0.4 Throughput @ 100 MHz (Mbit/s) QPSK 16-QAM 64-QAM 256-QAM (M=2) (M=4) (M=6) (M=8) 80 160 240 320

Getting Started

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IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2013
Latest version of Quartus supported15.1
Altera Customer Use
IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY

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
Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
Source language
Testbench languageVHDL
Software drivers providedN
Driver OS supportn/a
User InterfaceAXI
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelSim, RivieraPRO
Hardware validated N. Altera Board Name NULL
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?Y
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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