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Prof. Wael Badawy
Department of Computing and Information Systems Umm Al Qura University, Canada
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IJCTE 2020 Vol.12(3): 69-73 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2020.V12.1266

Design of Ethernet-VLC Data Conversion System Based on FPGA

Guiling Sun, Weijian Zhao, Ruobin Wang, and Xuanjie Li
Abstract—Visible light communication (VLC) has attracted people's attention due to its wide range of spectrum resources and good privacy in recent year. But research on visible light communication is mostly focused on LED materials, transfer protocol, transmission rates, etc. Lack of research that connect the visible light communications with existing communications methods. In this paper, we propose an Ethernet-visible data conversion system based on FPGA, including Ethernet interface logic, bit-width conversion logic, data buffer logic, and visible light communication transceiver logic. The proposed system achieves Ethernet and visible light access, and realizes 1000Mbps Ethernet data and 625Mbps visible light data conversion. Through buffer control, Ethernet data can be completely and reliably transmitted from high speed to low speed. By defining the structure of visible light communication frame and adding data self-recovery mechanism, data transmission has higher stability on the path of visible light. The feasibility of the system is proved by actual measurements.

Index Terms—Data conversion, ethernet, FPGA, visible light communication.

Guiling Sun, Weijian Zhao, and Ruobin Wang are with the College of Electronic Information and Optical Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin 300350, P.R. China (e-mail: sungl@nankai.edu.cn, zhaoweijian@mail.nankai.edu.cn, wangrb@mail.nankai.edu.cn). Xuanjie Li is with School of Electronic, Electrical and Communication Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, P.R. China (e-mail: boylixj@foxmail.com).


Cite:Guiling Sun, Weijian Zhao, Ruobin Wang, and Xuanjie Li, "Design of Ethernet-VLC Data Conversion System Based on FPGA," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 69-73, 2020.

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