High SNR Capacity of Millimeter Wave MIMO Systems with One-Bit Quantization


Jianhua Mo and Robert W. Heath, Jr.


In Proc. of the Information Theory and Apoplications Workshop (ITA), San Diego, California, Feb. 2014.


Millimeter wave (mmWave) is a viable technology for future cellular systems. With bandwidths on the order of a gigahertz, high-resolution analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) become a power consumption bottleneck. One solution is to employ very low resolution one-bit ADCs. This paper analyzes the flat fading multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel with one-bit ADC. Bounds on the high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) capacity are derived for the single-input multiple-output (SIMO) channel and the general MIMO channel. The results show how the number of paths, number of transmit antennas, and number of receive antennas impact the capacity at high SNR.