Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Several research activities have recently emerged aiming to propose multiprocessor implementations in order to achieve flexible and high throughput parallel iterative decoding. Besides application algorithm optimizations and application-specific instruction-set processor design, the on-chip communication network constitutes a major issue in this application domain. In this paper, the authors propose to use multistage interconnection networks as on-chip communication networks for parallel turbo decoding. Adapted Benes and Butterfly networks are proposed with detailed hardware implementation of network interfaces, routers, and topologies.