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Implementation of efficient reconfigurable FIR filter with control logic for 5G applications


Filters are used to achieve frequency selectivity on the spectrum of input signal. Due to the stability of finite impulse response (FIR) filters, they are used in most of the applications. In the conventional FIR filters, the frequency band is fixed and cannot be changed once it is designed. Hence, there is a necessity of an FIR filter with auto-adjustment of band width in modern day communication systems like 5G. The design of FIR filter requires more number of filter coefficients to get the desired bandwidth specification. This results in a large slice for field programmable gate array implementation. Here, it proposed a state machine to select different FIR filters with the designated set of coefficients. Each FIR filter is having different set of coefficients, and based on the frequency of the clock signal, the FIR filter is selected and thereby frequency selectivity can be achieved. The proposed method is to implement reconfigurable FIR (RFIR) filter with control logic for auto-adjustment of frequency selections to achieve better band width requirements. The filter order is initially selected as 4 and presented the simulation results. The order of the filter(n) increased to 24 for verifying the bandwidth selection. The proposed architecture is compared with the existing architecture with 16 bits and 11 taps. The proposed method saves 33.5% of look-up-tables (LUTs) compared to the existing methods. Simulation results presented are verified using Xilinx ISE design suite 14.7. The total number of four-input LUTs utilized are 630 for order(n) of the filter 24. Power consumed by the overall design is 195 mW.

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KSNR and SK conceived the problem statement and the formulation presented in the paper. The literature survey and simulation which involves in coding have been contributed by SK. The simulation-based experimentation and execution of the codes according to required format have been done by KSNR. The analysis and validation of the data have been performed by VK. The manuscript preparation, data collection and other research facilities essential to carry out the work are provided by KSNR and SK.

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Raju Kalidindi, S.N., Terlapu, S.K. & Krishna, M.V. Implementation of efficient reconfigurable FIR filter with control logic for 5G applications. Soft Comput 25, 10509–10518 (2021).

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  • Distributed arithmetic
  • FIR Filter design
  • Folded direct form
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