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Towards a hardware implementation of ultra-wideband beamforming

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA 2010), Bremen, Germany
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages408 - 413
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424460700
StatePublished - Feb 2010
EventInternational ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA) - Bremen, Germany


ConferenceInternational ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA)
Period1/02/10 → …


This paper discusses and analyses the hardware implementation of an ultra-wideband (UWB) beamformer for UWB Impulse Radio data transmission. We use a Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) acting as the binary baseband information source. The CPLD provides input to a pulse shaper and subsequently to a four-element array of UWB antennas. This smart antenna system comprises the digital baseband part, the radio-frequency frontend, and the antenna array. For this contribution, we discuss the design, implementation, and UWB measurement results obtained in an anechoic chamber.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This work is partly supported by the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Wireless Technologies for Sustainable Mobility and COST2100. The authors would like to thank for the member’s support during manufacturing and measurements. It has been a great pleasure, to be able to characterize the antennas in the research facility of Bristol University, without their support this work would not be possible. Terms of use: Copyright © 2010 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), 2010. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

    Research areas

  • ultra-wideband, beamforming


International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA)

Duration1 Feb 2010 → …

Event: Conference

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