mmFLEX

Millimeter wave (mm-wave) technology is increasingly being considered for mobile devices and use cases such as vehicular communication. This requires suitable experimentation platforms to support systems-oriented research to tackle the multitude of problems and challenges of (mm-wave) communications in such environments. To this end, we introduce a Millimeter Wave Mobile FulL-Band-width EXperimentation Platform (mm-FLEX).

mm-FLEX , a flexible and modular open platform with real-time signal processing capabilities that supports a bandwidth of 2 GHz and is compatible with mm-wave standard requirements. mm-FLEX integrates a powerful FPGA-based baseband processor with full-duplex capabilities together with mm-wave RF front-ends and phased antenna arrays that are fully configurable from the processor in real-time. Our implementation is open source, therefore the source code (VHDL/Verilog), bitstream and software scripts are publicly available and can be downloaded from this website.

Fig.1 Components

Fig.2 Testbed overview

 

If you use it in your research work, please acknowledge the source and cite the publication below.

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Publication:

  •  mm-FLEX: An Open Platform for Millimeter-Wave Mobile Full-Bandwidth Experimentation

Jesus Omar Lacruz, Dolores Garcia, Pablo Jimenez, Joan Palacios, and Joerg Widmer

In The 18th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MOBISYS), 2020.