Mobility

Hardware Implementation of Viterbi Decoder for Wireless Applications

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Executive Summary

In 2G mobile terminals, the VD consumes approximately one third of the power consumption of a baseband mobile transceiver. Thus, in 3G mobile systems, it is essential to reduce the power consumption of the VD. In this paper, the Register Exchange (RE) method, adopting a pointer concept, is used to implement the Survivor Memory Unit (SMU) of the VD. For the implementation part, hardware implementation of MLVD through Synopsys Design Compiler Synthesis is done. For synthesis UMC-180nm Library is used.

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