A Complexity Reduction Method for Successive Cancellation List Decoding [article]

Onur Dizdar
2019 arXiv   pre-print
This brief introduces a hardware complexity reduction method for successive cancellation list (SCL) decoders. Specifically, we propose to use a sorting scheme so that L paths with smallest path metrics are also sorted according to their path indexes for path pruning. We prove that such sorting scheme reduces the input number of multiplexers in any hardware implementation of SCL decoding from L to (L/2+1) without any changes in the decoding latency. We also propose sorter architectures for the
more » ... oposed sorting method. Field programmable gate array (FPGA) implementations show that the proposed method achieves significant gain in hardware consumptions of SCL decoder implementations, especially for large list sizes and block lengths.
arXiv:1812.09357v2 fatcat:taloq7xvqbbrxb2hke65l2qpzy