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Sign-Select Lookahead CORDIC Based High-Speed QR Decomposition Architecture for MIMO Receiver Applications

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This paper presents a high-speed QR decomposition architecture for the Multi-Input-Multi-Output (MIMO) receiver based on Givens rotation. Under fast-varying channel, since the inverse matrix calculation has to be performed frequently in MIMO receiver, a high performance and low latency QR decomposition module is highly required. The proposed QR decomposition architecture is composed of Sign-Select Look-a-head (SSL) CO-ordinate Rotation Digital Computer (CORDIC). In the SSL-CORDIC, the sign bits, which are computed ahead to select which direction to rotate, are used to select one of the last iteration results, therefore, the data dependencies on the previous iterations are efficiently removed.

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