Engineering and Technology Publishing
In this paper, transistor-level simulations of a detector called "Cross-Differentiate-Multiplier demodulator" (CDM) are presented. This detector, which uses three blocks (a differentiator, a multiplier and a subtractor), is able to demodulate a received bit sequence, that was transmitted using a frequency-shift keying modulation scheme, with a bit rate equal to 20kbps. The application of this detector will be in a wireless sensor receiver operating in the 863-870MHz ISM band. In this sensor, a frequency hopping spread spectrum is used as modulation technology and Zigbee (IEEE 802.15.4) as the communication protocol.