Design of AXI4-Stream based Modulator IP Core for Visible Light Communication System-on-Chip

Main Article Content

Erwin Setiawan Trio Adiono


In this paper, the design of AXI4-Stream based modulator IP core for Visible Light Communication is reported. The modulator IP core conforms to the AXI4-Stream protocol standard, which is widely used in System-on-Chip (SoC) design. There are three modulation types in this IP core namely, Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK), Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK), and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation-16 (QAM-16). These modulation types are commonly used in DCO-OFDM system. The modulation types can be selected programmatically from software that runs in main processor by accessing the control register. The output of the modulator is designed for DCO-OFDM modulation using 64-point IFFT. According to the simulation results, this modulator IP core can achieve a throughput of 95.36 Mb/s, 184.77 Mb/s, and 347.81 Mb/s for BPSK, QPSK, and QAM-16, respectively. This modulator IP core is reusable in DCO-OFDM system, so it increases productivity in DCO-OFDM system design.


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
SETIAWAN, Erwin; ADIONO, Trio. Design of AXI4-Stream based Modulator IP Core for Visible Light Communication System-on-Chip. JURNAL INFOTEL, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 2, p. 83-89, july 2018. ISSN 2460-0997. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2019. doi:


[1] S. Dimitrov and H. Haas, “Introduction,” in Principles of LED light communications towards networked LiFi, 1st ed. Cambridge.
[2] S. Fuada, “Kajian Aspek Security pada Jaringan Informasi dan Komunikasi Berbasis Visible Light Communication,” J. INFOTEL, Vol. 9(1), pp. 108-121, August 2017. DOI:
[3] T. Adiono, S. Fuada, and A. Pradana, “Desain dan Realisasi Sistem Komunikasi Cahaya Tampak untuk Streaming Teks berbasis PWM,” J. Setrum, Vol. 6(2), pp. 270-279, Desember 2017.
[4] T. Adiono, A. Pradana, and S. Fuada “Rancang Bangun Sistem Komunikasi Cahaya Tampak dengan Modulasi 2-PWM berbasis Mikrokontroller,” Unpublished.
[5] S. Fuada and T. Adiono, “Short-range Audio Transfer through 3 Watt White LED based on LOS Channels,” Proc. of Int. Conf. on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS), pp. 398-403, November 2017. DOI: 10.1109/ISPACS.2017.8266511.
[6] S. Fuada, and T. Adiono, “Rancang Bangun Layer Fisik Visible Light Communication Pada Sistem Transmisi Audio,” J. INFOTEL, Vol. 9(3), pp. 352-360, August 2017. DOI:
[7] T. Adiono, A. Pradana, R. V. W. Putra, W. A. Cahyadi, and Y. H. Chung, “Physical layer design with analog front end for bidirectional DCO-OFDM visible light communications,” Optik. Vol. 138, pp. 103-118, 2016.
[8] E. Setiawan, M. M. Latin, V. A. Mardiana, and T. Adiono, “Implementation of baseband transmitter design based on QPSK modulation on Zynq-7000 all-programmable System-on-Chip,” Proc. of the Int. Symposium on Electronics and Smart Devices (ISESD), 2017.
[9] T. Adiono, S. Fuada, and R. A. Saputro, “Rapid Development of System-on-Chip (SoC) for Network-Enabled Visible Light Communications,” Int. J. of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT. 6 (1), pp. 107-119, 2018.
[10] M. Keating and P. Bricaud, “Introduction,” in Reuse methodology manual for system-on-chips designs, 3rd ed. Dordrecht.
[11] R. Dorothy and T. Sasilatha, “System on Chip Based RTC in Power Electronics,” Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Vol. 6(4), pp. 358-363, Dec 2017.
[12] S. S. Math, R. B. Manjula, S. S. Manvi, and P. Kaunds, “Data Transactions on System-on-Chip Bus Using AXI4 Protocol,” Proc. of Int. Conf. on Recent Advancements in Electrical, Electronics and Control Engineering, 2011.
[13] A. P. Putra, S. Fuada, Y. Aska, and T. Adiono, “System-on-Chip Architecture for High-Speed Data Acquisition in Visible Light Communication System,” Proc. of the IEEE Int. Symposium on Electronics and Smart Devices (ISESD), pp. 63-67, October 2016. DOI: 10.1109/ISESD.2016.7886693.
[14] X. Li, B. Hussain, L. Wang, J. Jiang, and C. P. Yue,” Design of a 2.2-mW 24-Mb/s CMOS VLC Receiver SoC With Ambient Light Rejection and Post-Equalization for Li-Fi Applications,” J. of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 36, pp. 2366 – 2375, 2018.
[15] T. Lang, Z. Li, G. Chen, and A. Wang, A., “LED-Based Visible Light Communication and Positioning Technology and SoCs,” [Online]. Available: http://ieee.
[16] E. Setiawan, “System-on-Chip Architecture for Visible Light Communication,” M.S. thesis, School of Electrical and Informatics Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia, 2018.
[17] J. Dang, L. Wu, and Z. Zhang, “OFDM Systems for Optical Communication with Intensity Modulation and Direct Detection,” [Online]. Available:, 2017.
[18] AMBA® 4 AXI4-stream protocol specification, version 1.0, Mar. 2010.
[19] AMBA® AXI™ and ACE™ protocol specification, issue d, Oct. 2011.