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Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes are one of the best error correcting codes that enable the future generations of wireless devices to achieve higher data rates. This paper presents a novel flexible decoder architecture for irregular LDPC codes that supports twelve combinations of code lengths -648, 1296, 1944 bits- and code rates- 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6- based on the IEEE 802.11n standard. All the codes correspond to a block-structured parity check matrix, in which the sub-blocks are either a shifted identity matrix or a zero matrix. A prototype of the LDPC decoder has been implemented and tested on a Xilinx FPGA and has been synthesized for ASIC.
Date of Conference: Sept. 2006