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Algorithm and architecture for a fully-parallel turbo decoder Seminar

17:00 - 18:00
21 January 2015
Lecture Theatre Room 1019

Event details

3G and 4G mobile phone standards use turbo decoders to correct transmission errors, which may be caused by noise, interference and fading in the wireless channel. The state-of-the-art turbo decoder design has a processing throughput of 2.15 Gbit/s. However, much higher throughputs than this will be demanded for 5G. Owing to this, turbo decoders with much higher processing throughputs are required, before they can be considered for 5G.

It had been previously thought that turbo decoders are not well suited to parallel processing, however we have recently developed a fully-parallel turbo decoder, which is capable of transmission throughputs of up to 30 Gbit/s. In this seminar, I will describe the operation of our fully-parallel turbo decoder and compare its characteristics with those of the state-of-the-art design.

Speaker information

Dr Rob Maunder,has studied with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, since October 2000. He was awarded a first class honours BEng in Electronic Engineering in July 2003, as well as a PhD in Telecommunications and a lectureship in December 2007. Rob's research interests include joint source/channel coding, iterative decoding and irregular coding. He has published a number of IEEE papers in these areas.

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