ParallelLow-DensityParity-Checkandturbocodedecodingconsistsofiter- ative processes that rely on the exchange of messages among multiple processing ele- ments (PEs). They are characterized by complex communication patterns that require area expensive interconnect and memory management. Channel decoders based on Networks-on-Chip (NoCs) have been proposed in the literature, showing unmatched degreesofflexibility,butyieldinghighareaoccupationandpowerconsumption.While general and application-specific power reduction techniques are available to save energy, the gap with respect to dedicated decoders is still large. This paper proposes techniques that reduce and optimize the traffic on the network for NoC-based chan- nel decoders, and can be applied to any NoC architecture. The proposed techniques exploit the probabilistic nature and the processing order of the exchanged messages in the iterative decoding and define novel importance and urgency metrics. Given a target throughput, these techniques allow to consistently reduce and optimize the NoC traffic with minor or no bit error rate (BER) degradation with respect to a decoder with no traffic optimization. An already available NoC-based decoder enhanced with the proposed traffic shaping techniques leads to 13.1 % area overhead and 15.0 % power and energy reduction, while 40.2 % of power is saved on the NoC alone.
Reducing the dissipated energy in multi-standard turbo and LDPC decoders / Carlo Condo; Amer Baghdadi; Guido Masera. - In: CIRCUITS SYSTEMS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING. - ISSN 0278-081X. - STAMPA. - (2015), pp. 1571-1593. [10.1007/s00034-014-9915-1]
|Titolo:||Reducing the dissipated energy in multi-standard turbo and LDPC decoders|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00034-014-9915-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|