Design and performance of IEEE 802.15.4 compliant MMSE receivers

K.E.L. Scott, R.W. Stewart

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IEEE 802.15.4 compliant design forms the basis of ZigBee technology. Intended for low-power, short range sensor networks, these devices are likely to operate in offices and factories: environments with strong multipath channel components. This research introduces a novel adaptive MMSE receiver design for the ISM 2.4 GHz band, comprising a bank of adaptive MMSE correlators. Design concentrates on methods for the efficient training of each correlator and on de-multiplexing the data after the correlation process. Results show a BER performance comparison of the MMSE receiver design with a traditional correlation receiver. Although the adaptive receiver adds complexity to the transceiver, the improved performance could aid coexistence with other technologies or allow a longer range of operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the Thirty-Eighth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2004.
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780386221
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventThirty-Eighth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 200410 Nov 2004


ConferenceThirty-Eighth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA


  • AWGN
  • ZigBee
  • transmitters
  • spread spectrum communication
  • production facilities
  • physical layer
  • payloads
  • multipath channels
  • correlators
  • additive white noise


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