SS-CDMA flexible wireless network: Implementation of approximately synchronized CDMA modem for uplink

Suguru Kameda, Kouichi Takahashi, Hiroyuki Nakase, Kazuo Tsubouchi

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We have proposed an intracell uplink of a spread-spectrum code-division multiple-access (SS-CDMA) flexible wireless network based on approximately synchronized (AS) CDMA. Since the AS-CDMA has no co-channel interference, complicated transmission power control (TPC) is not required. A modem of the AS-CDMA has been designed and implemented for the Japanese 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band. Using the implemented modem, the degradation of Eb/N0 from the theoretical limit is 1.0 dB at a bit error rate (BER) of 10-3. Under 2-user environment, the degradation of carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR) is 0.5 dB at a BER of 10-3 when the desired-to-undesired signal ratio (DUR) is -20.3 dB. We have evaluated BER performances in cases of varying carrier frequency offset and median DUR with computer simulation. Under 8-user environment, at the carrier frequency offset of 0.3 ppm, the BER with the DUR of -16 dB is found to be 10-3. Using the AS-CDMA with a 4-step open-loop TPC technique, the design of intracell uplink is available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-702
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar


  • 2.4 GHz ISM band
  • Approximately synchronized CDMA
  • Low-cost consumer cellular network
  • Surface-acoustic-wave convolver
  • Uplink

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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