Architecture for an iterative decoder
|491 - Abstract of the offer:|
|The European Space Agency (ESA) offers an iterative decoder comprising a plurality of servers. Such high performance decoder which is applied in Earth Observation systems can strongly improve mobile telephony and communication systems; therefore a licensing agreement with companies working in the mobile phone systems is envisaged. This decoder exhibits a novel architecture making it possible to considerably reduce the complexity and power consumption as compared with existing decoders.|
Description of the offer:
The offer is related to an iterative decoder and particularly on an iterative decoder intended to be realized in the form of an integrated circuit, or a plurality of integrated circuits, in technology of integration to very large scale integration (VLSI). It comprises a plurality of servers which perform the iterative decoding of a data block each, an input buffer memory and a control unit which performs a statistical multiplexing of the data input. The data packets are firstly stored in the input buffer memory and successively processed by one of the servers. Each block to be decoded which is received while all the servers are busy is stored in one of the additional locations possibly available or it is lost if the input buffer memory is entirely filled.
Innovations and advantages:
Thanks to the new design proposed by this invention with a plurality of servers carrying out the iterative decoding of a data block each, and a buffer memory for storing the received data packets, the following features are improved in comparison with the prior art:
- Reduced needed silicon surface.
- Reduced consumption of power compared.
- High throughput maintained.
Applications and Markets
This technology could be used in Earth observation applications (the data receiving means) and for general Telecom applications such as, mobile phone data communications, wireless communications, Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) or Internet communications (including VoIP and regular internet connections).
Intellectual property status
Currently patented (France and the USA) and looking for licensing agreements.
Last update: 12 February 2014