High throughput and low power reed solomon decoder for ultra wide band

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  • Akash Kumar - , Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Author)
  • Sergei Sawitzki - , Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Author)


Reed Solomon (RS) codes are widely used in a variety of communication systems. Continual demand for ever higher data rates makes it necessary to devise very high-speed implementations of RS decoders. In this chapter, a uniform comparison is drawn for various algorithms and architectures proposed in the literature, which help in selecting the appropriate architecture for the intended application. Dual-line architecture of modified Berlekamp Massey algorithm is chosen for Ultra Wide Band (UWB). Using 0.12 ìm technology the area of the design is 0.22 mm2 and throughput is 1.6 Gbps. The design dissipates only 14 mW of power in the worst case, including memory, when operating at 1.0 Gbps data rate.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Algorithms in Ambient and Biomedical Computing
PublisherSpringer, Dordrecht [u. a.]
Number of pages18
ISBN (print)9781402049538
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


Research priority areas of TU Dresden

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  • dual-line Berlekamp Massey, high throughput, low power, Reed Solomon Decoder, ultra-wide band