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# Viterbi Decoder: Presentation #2

Prateek Goenka
Saim Qidwai
Lingyan Sun
M1
Overall Project Objective:
Design of a high speed
Viterbi Decoder
Stage 2: 26 Jan.
2004
Architecture
Proposal

Design Manager: Yaping Zhan

Status
Design Proposal (finalized)
Architecture Proposal (done)
Final Algorithm Description
Mapping of Algorithm into hardware
High level simulation/emulation in Matlab
Behavioral Verilog simulation and test bench
To be done:
Floor Plan
Gate Level Design
Component Layout
Chip Layout
Spice Simulation of Entire Chip
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Viterbi Algorithm Description

Branch
Calculation
Unit
Compare
Select Unit
Maximum
Likelihood
Path Search
Trace FIFO Trace Back Control Unit
Overview of Algorithm
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Aim: Retrieve data from the disk
Algorithm based upon maximum likelihood detection
01000111, 01001111
Viterbi
Decoder
01100101, 00001111
Viterbi Algorithm Description
Pseudo-Code
Step 1: Send it to the Branch and Compare Unit (BCU)
Subtract it with 16 constants
C = [0 -1 -1 -2 1 0 0 -1 1 0 0 -1 2 1 1 0]
Square each result

Step 2: Send the results to Add Compare Select Unit (ACU)
Select minimum of 2 results, add using feedback loop and
send to ML
Store position of minimum selected and send to trace back

Step 3: Maximum Likelihood Path Search (ML)
Find minimum value of all inputs
Find and store position

Step 4: Trace Back
Go back along the path to find the correct input sequence

For each digit in the input sequence do:
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D
D

D
D
D
D
D D D D

..

C0 C1 C2 C3 Cn-1 Cn
..
Control
Logic
Input
Output
BCU
ACS
ML Search
FIFO & trace back
Input_valid
Clock
Vdd
Gnd
Output_valid
Reset
Viterbi Algorithm Description
Flow-chart
Branch and Compare Unit (BCU)
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C0 C1 C2 C3
BCU
C0 C1 C2 C3 C0 C1 C2 C3 C0 C1 C2 C3
Input
ACS
Maximum Likelihood Path Search (ML)
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ML Search
Trace Back Unit
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D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D
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Matlab Simulation
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Matlab Simulation (Test Results)
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Verilog Simulation
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Verilog Simulation (Test Result)
Match with Matlab Result
Questions?
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