3D Turbo Decoder ASIC Realization
Reliable transmission of information despite unfavorable circumstances is the basis of digital communication. In order to provide good quality of service and high throughput powerful coding schemes are required in almost any application. Turbo codes offer outstanding error correction capabilities combined with efficient hardware architectures, which made them the method of choice in a great variety of applications ranging from 3G/4G cellular networks to satellite communications. Recently a new class of Turbo codes has been proposed, which can improve the error rate even further. Finding an efficient implementation for these 3D-Turbo codes will be your task during this thesis. You will start by evaluating the performance compared to the regular Turbo codes in MATLAB, then design a suitable architecture in order to arrive at a highly efficient VHDL implementation. After the back-end design, the final ASIC will be fabricated in high-end CMOS technology.
- VLSI I
- MATLAB and VHDL is an advantage
- 30% Theory/Simulation
- 50% VHDL
- 20% ASIC Implementation