Hardware Implementation of Fano Decoder for Polarization-adjusted Convolutional (PAC) Codes [article]

Amir Mozammel
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This brief proposes a hardware implementation architecture for Fano decoding of polarization-adjusted convolutional (PAC) codes. This architecture uses a novel branch metric unit specific to PAC codes. The proposed decoder is tested on FPGA, and its performance is evaluated on ASIC using TSMC 28 nm 0.72 V library. The decoder can be clocked at 500 MHz and reach an average information throughput of 38 Mb/s at 3.5 dB signal-to-noise ratio for a block length of 128 and a code rate of 1/2.
arXiv:2011.09819v3 fatcat:et2eumdd5bh37dli7ccgmf5pxe