Quantized LDPC decoder design for binary symmetric channels Conference Paper uri icon


  • Binary Symmetric Channels (BSC) like the Interchip buses and the Intra-chip buses are gaining a lot of attention due to their widespread use with multimedia storage devices and on system-on-chips (SoC) respectively. While the audio and video traffic between systems has increased many-fold over the years, SoC is a reality due to the advances in technology as predicted by the Moore's Law. These buses are prone to error arising from crosstalk between wires, propagation delay etc. Due to low latency requirements, re-transmission is undesirable in the event of an error and forward error correction (FEC) becomes more and more desirable is a necessity. This paper focuses on the low density parity check (LDPC) codes as a means of FEC. Several quantization schemes to reduce the size of the decoder, and the associated code performance, are presented herein. The reduction in size due to the quantization schemes is made apparent via implementation on a Xilinx Virtex FPGA. © 2005 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Singhal, R., Choi, G. S., & Mahapatra, R. N.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • January 2005