Husam Al-Amaireh and Zsolt Kollár

Overview and Complexity Evaluation of FBMC Transmitter Architectures 

Computational complexity is one of the key factors considered for evaluating transmitter performance of future 5G applications. In this contribution we have chosen Filter Bank MultiCarrier (FBMC) as it is the most possible candidate to replace/coexist with the Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) modulation. In the literature two main design approaches can be found for FBMC: Frequency Spreading (FS) and PolyPhase Network (PPN). From these two structures numerous schemes were derived. These schemes are studied and the complexity (real multiplications and additions) for each scheme is compared. Based on the complexity calculations, the simulation results show that PPN has a better complexity performance compared with FS. Also, the alternative PPN schemes have significant improvement in complexity compared to the standard PPN.

DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2018.4.2


Please cite this paper the following way:

Husam Al-amaireh and Zsolt Kollár, "Overview and Complexity Evaluation of FBMC Transmitter Architectures", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. X, No 4, Dec. 2018, pp. 10-15. DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2018.4.2

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