|Dimensions||3240μm x 1525μm|
|Power||147 mW, 100MHz 1.8V|
In this project a turbo decoder employing shuffled decoding with non-aligned half-iterations has been implemented in an ASIC on the basis of the LTE/LTE-Advanced standard. Since LTE-Advanced requires an enormous throughput of up to 3 Gbps and specifies a wide range of code rates and block-sizes of up to 6144 bit, a fully standard-compliant ASIC requires a large silicon area and possibly an advanced CMOS-process. We therefore only realize a proof-of-concept chip containing 2 SISO-decoder cores, which demonstrates the concept of shuffled decoding and proves that it is indeed feasible.
The chip achieved 81.2 MB/s decoding rate during tests
If more units were to be instantiated this architecture could achieve a very high throughput. However, this version is not as fast as it could be. Therefore it is not Speedy but Lazy Gonzales.