Parallel Interleaver Architecture with New Scheduling Scheme for High Throughput Configurable Turbo Decoder
Cavallaro, Joseph R.
Parallel architecture is required for high throughput turbo decoder to meet the data rate requirements of the emerging wireless communication systems. However, due to the severe memory conflict problem caused by parallel architectures, the interleaver design has become a major challenge that limits the achievable throughput. Moreover, the high complexity of the interleaver algorithm makes the parallel interleaving address generation hardware very difficult to implement. In this paper, we propose a parallel interleaver architecture that can generate multiple interleaving addresses on-the-fly. We devised a novel scheduling scheme with which we can use more efficient buffer structures to eliminate memory contention. The synthesis results show that the proposed architecture with the new scheduling scheme can significantly reduce memory usage and hardware complexity. The proposed architecture also shows great flexibility and scalability compared to prior work.
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