Locally connected VLSI architectures for the Viterbi algorithm

P.G. Gulak, T. Kailath
1988 IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications  
The Viterbi algorithm is a well-established technique for channel and source decoding in high performance digital communication systems. Implementations of the Viterbi algorithm on three types of locally connected processor arrays are described. This restriction is motivated by the fact that both the cost and performance metrics of VLSI favor architectures in which on-chip interprocessor communication is localized. Each of the structures presented can accommodate arbitrary alphabet sizes and
more » ... orithm memory lengths. The relative performance tradeoff s available to the designer are discussed in the context of previous work.
doi:10.1109/49.1921 fatcat:gaaaxmtt4rhj3ivmu7wngfhcti