Configurable low complexity decoder architecture for Quasi-Cyclic LDPC codes
In this paper, we present a fully pipelined QC-LDPC decoder for 802.11n standard that supports variable block sizes and multiple code rates. The proposed architecture utilizes features of Quasi-Cyclic LDPC codes and layered decoding to reduce memory bits and interconnection complexity through efficient utilization of permutation network for forward and backward interconnection routing. Permutation network reorganization and small check node granularity reduced the overall resources required for routing, thus reducing the overall decoder dynamic power consumption. Proposed architecture has been synthesized using Virtex-6 FPGA and achieved 19% reduction in dynamic power consumption, 5% less logic resources and 12% increase in throughput. © 2013 IEEE.