Binary de Bruijn interconnection network for a flexible LDPC/turbo decoder

Hazem Moussa, Amer Baghdadi, Michel Jezequel
2008 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems  
This paper proposes a novel on-chip interconnection network adapted to a flexible multiprocessor LDPC/turbo decoder and based on the de Bruijn network. The main characteristics of this network -including its logarithmic diameter, scalable aggregate bandwidth, and optimized routing technique-allow it to efficiently support the communicationintensive nature of the two decoding techniques. We present a detailed hardware implementation of the routers and the network interfaces as well as the packet
more » ... format and the routing algorithm. In order to evaluate the performance of the proposed network, a generic RTL VHDL description has been developed and synthesized with ST CMOS 0.18 µm technology. The flexibility and the scalability of this on-chip communication network enable it to be used in the emerging multi-code applications and standards. In addition, the results obtained for a 16-processor network demonstrate a major aggregate bandwidth of 296 Gbps with a relative small area of 3.56 mm².
doi:10.1109/iscas.2008.4541363 dblp:conf/iscas/MoussaBJ08 fatcat:iyj26aymargtznrhu4vopn5ugq