MINOTAUR is a Transmitter-Receiver Wireline Filberbank communications test-bed that enables the prototyping and evaluation of physical layer algorithms targeting Multi-Carrier-based wireline communications.
The MINOTAUR test-bed is implemented as two separate full-duplex modems. Each modem is implemented using one Virtex-5 FPGA and three floating-point TMS320C6727 DSPs. All the baseband signal processing chain including the I/Q generation and I/Q demodulation, upsampling and downsampling is performed digitally (using the software defined radio concept). Therefore all the signal processing strategies are highly customizable.
On top of that the MINOTAUR testbed includes PC software to monitor the performance and the behaviour of the Filterbank algorithm on real-time, such as the data rate, the bit error rate, the constellation, the channel estimation and the CFO.