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A VLSI design for a trace-back Viterbi decoder

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4 Author(s)
T. K. Truong ; Commun. Syst. Res. Section, Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA, USA ; M. -T. Shih ; I. S. Reed ; E. H. Satorius

A systolic Viterbi decoder for convolutional codes is developed which uses the trace-back method to reduce the amount of data needed to be stored in registers. It is shown that this new algorithm requires a smaller chip size and achieves a faster decoding time than other existing methods

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IEEE Transactions on Communications  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 3 )