A Normal I/O Order Radix-2 FFT Architecture to Process Twin Data Streams for MIMO


Nowadays, many applications require simultaneous computation of multiple independent fast Fourier transform (FFT) operations with their outputs in natural order. Therefore, this brief presents a novel pipelined FFT processor for the FFT computation of two independent data streams. The proposed architecture is based on the multipath delay commutator FFT architecture. It has an N/2-point decimation in time FFT and an N/2-point decimation in frequency FFT to process the odd and even samples of two data streams separately. The main feature of the architecture is that the bit reversal operation is performed by the architecture itself, so the outputs are generated in normal order without any dedicated bit reversal circuit. The bit reversal operation is performed by the shift registers in the FFT architecture by interleaving the data. Therefore, the proposed architecture requires a lower number of registers and has high throughput. The proposed architecture of this paper analysis the logic size, area and power consumption using Xilinx 14.2.