Coded Pilot Assisted Baseband Receiver for High Data Rate Millimeter-Wave Communications
Journal article, 2020

A coded pilot assisted high data rate millimeter-wave receiver topology is presented in this article. A low data rate and low power pseudorandom noise (pn) coded pilot signal is superimposed at the transmitter, and the receiver can use such pilot for carrier recovery (CR) and/or channel estimation regardless of modulation scheme or communication data rate. The proposed baseband receiver has an analog-digital hybrid structure where a low-cost digital signal processor is used. This structure requires only a low-cost analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a sampling rate of 40 MSPS. A proof-of-concept communication link at E-band is demonstrated with 18 Gbps 64-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and 24 Gbps 16-QAM.

Baseband receiver


carrier recovery


communication link


Sining An

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Zhongxia Simon He

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Jianguo Li

Beijing Institute of Technology

Xiangyuan Bu

Beijing Institute of Technology

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

0018-9480 (ISSN) 15579670 (eISSN)

Vol. 68 11 4719-4727 9099407

Subject Categories

Signal Processing

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Condensed Matter Physics



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