標題: A 5.4 mu W Soft-Decision BCH Decoder for Wireless Body Area Networks
作者: Yang, Chia-Hsiang
Huang, Ting-Ying
Li, Mao-Ruei
Ueng, Yeong-Luh
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電子工程學系及電子研究所
National Chiao Tung University
Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics
關鍵字: BCH code;IEEE 802.15.6;integrated circuits;power-area minimization;soft-decision decoding;WBAN
公開日期: 1-Sep-2014
摘要: This paper presents an IEEE 802.15.6 compliant soft-decision BCH decoder for energy-constrained wireless body area networks. The proposed soft-decision decoder (SDD) provides a 1 dB coding gain compared to the hard-decision decoder (HDD). The improvement in BER performance can translate into power savings at the transmitter. The energy dissipation and area of the soft-decision BCH decoder is minimized by jointly considering the algorithm, architecture, and circuit parameters. An early termination strategy is proposed to reduce the number of redundant test patterns. Probabilistic sorting is proposed to determine the test patterns, and its hardware complexity is only 54.7% of the conventional sorting method. The HDD kernel is implemented by adopting the Peterson rule, reducing the area by 44.2%. A pass-transistor logic based Chien search circuit consumes 33.3% less energy compared to the standard-cell based implementation. The chip is designed to operate at the minimum energy point of 0.29 V, yielding an energy reduction of 94% compared to a direct-mapped SDD at SNR = 5 dB. Fabricated in 90 nm CMOS, the chip dissipates 5.4 mu W at 500 kHz, achieving a throughput of 6.38 Mbps.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCSI.2014.2312478
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/25205
ISSN: 1549-8328
DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2014.2312478
期刊: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I-REGULAR PAPERS
Volume: 61
Issue: 9
起始頁: 2721
結束頁: 2729
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