The solution from Creonic for data rates of up to 1 Gbit/s offers outstanding efficiency in terms of implementation complexity. John Porter, CTO of Cambridge Communications Systems and convinced Creonic customer, says: “The Creonic WiMedia IP core runs at over twice the speed and uses half the logic of any competing products“. Area and energy efficiency played a decisive role during the LDPC code design process. With this unified approach not only outstanding efficiency is obtained, but also excellent error correction performance, outperforming Viterbi decoders by up to 3 dB. At the same time, a throughput of hundreds of Mbit/s can be achieved even on low-cost FPGAs.
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Features the Core Supports
Supports different code rates (1/2, 5/8, 3/4, and 4/5).
Supports different block lengths (1200 bits and 1320 bits).
Compliant with Multiband OFDM Physical Layer Specification, PHY Specification: Final Deliverable 1.5, August 11, 2009.
Decodes more than 5 codeword bits per clock cycle for throughputs beyond 1 Gbit/s.
Gains up to 3 dB compared to Viterbi decoders.
Low-power and low-complexity design.
Layered LDPC decoder architecture, for faster convergence behavior.
Block-to-block on-the-fly configuration.
Early stopping criterion for iterative LDPC decoder, saving a considerable amount of energy.
Configurable amount of LDPC decoding iterations for trading-off throughput and error correction performance.
Collection of statistic information (number of modified information bits, number of iterations, decoding successful).
LDPC encoder included.
Available for ASIC and FPGAs (Xilinx, Altera).
Deliverable includes VHDL source code or synthesized netlist, VHDL or SystemC testbench, and Matlab, C or C++ bit-accurate simulation model.