Graz University of Technology
Non-coherent UWB receivers promise low power consumption and low processing complexity but their peak data rate is limited by the delay spread of the multipath radio channel. A recently proposed multichannel Autocorrelation Receiver (AcR) can break this rate limit due to its multicarrier signal demodulation capability. In this paper, the hardware implementation of this receiver architecture is addressed. The authors focus on the multiplication device, which is a core part of the AcR and introduces strong interference due to nonlinear effects. To analyze the signal-to-interference ratio performance of the receiver system, a combined Wiener-Hammerstein system model of the multiplication device is introduced. It is shown that the receiver performance strongly depends on the input power of the non-ideal multiplier devices.