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Wehn, Norbert ; Vogt, Timo ; Neeb, Christian

A Reconfigurable Outer Modem Platform for Future Communications Systems

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Future mobile and wireless communications networks
require flexible modem architectures with high performance.
Efficient utilization of
application specific flexibility is key to fulfill these
For high throughput a single processor can not provide
the necessary computational power.
Hence multi-processor architectures become necessary.

This paper presents a multi-processor platform based on a new
dynamically reconfigurable application specific instruction set processor (dr-ASIP)
for the application domain of channel decoding.
Inherently parallel decoding tasks can be mapped onto individual processing nodes.
The implied challenging inter-processor communication is efficiently handled
by a Network-on-Chip (NoC) such that the throughput of each node is not degraded.
The dr-ASIP features Viterbi and Log-MAP decoding
for support of convolutional and turbo codes
of more than 10 currently specified mobile and wireless standards.
Furthermore, its flexibility allows for adaptation to future systems.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Wehn, Norbert and Vogt, Timo and Neeb, Christian},
  title =	{{A Reconfigurable Outer Modem Platform for Future Communications Systems}},
  booktitle =	{Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures},
  pages =	{1--11},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2006},
  volume =	{6141},
  editor =	{Peter M. Athanas and J\"{u}rgen Becker and Gordon Brebner and J\"{u}rgen Teich},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-7306},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.06141.3},
  annote =	{Keywords: Domain-specific reconfigurable platform, channel coding, outer-modem}

Keywords: Domain-specific reconfigurable platform, channel coding, outer-modem
Collection: 06141 - Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures
Issue Date: 2006
Date of publication: 09.10.2006

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