Compression for fixed-width memories

Ori Rottenstreich, Amit Berman, Yuval Cassuto, Isaac Keslassy
2013 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory  
To enable direct access to a memory word based on its index, memories make use of fixed-width arrays, in which a fixed number of bits is allocated for the representation of each data entry. In this paper we consider the problem of encoding data entries of two fields, drawn independently according to known and generally different distributions. Our goal is to find two prefix codes for the two fields, that jointly maximize the probability that the total length of an encoded data entry is within a
more » ... a entry is within a fixed given width. We study this probability and develop upper and lower bounds. We also show how to find an optimal code for the second field given a fixed code for the first field.
doi:10.1109/isit.2013.6620652 dblp:conf/isit/RottenstreichBCK13 fatcat:chooea54nrhtdocveqx6hqp6wi