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SUMMARY In-building power lines have often been considered as attractive media for high-speed data transmission, particularly for applications like home networking. In this paper, we develop models for power line channels based both on theoretical considerations and practical measurements. We consider power line channel frequency response and noise models(More)
Efficient soft-decision decoding of Reed-Solomon codes is made possible by the Koetter-Vardy (KV) algorithm which consists of a front-end to the interpolation-based Guruswami-Sudan list decoding algorithm. This paper approaches the soft-decision Koetter-Vardy algorithm from the point of view of a communications systems designer who wants to know what(More)
In a Viterbi decoder, there are two known memory organization techniques for the storage of survivor sequences from which the decoded information sequence is retrieved, namely register exchange method and traceback method. This paper extends previously known traceback approaches describes two new traceback algorithms, and compares various traceback methods(More)
The main problem with the hardware implementation of turbo codes is the lack of paral-lelism in the MAP-based decoding algorithm. This paper proposes to overcome this problem by using a new family of turbo codes called Multiple Slice Turbo Codes. This family is based on two ideas: the encoding of each dimension with P independent tail-biting codes and a(More)
The Viterbi algorithm is a well-established technique for channel and source decoding in high performance digital communication systems. Implementations of the Viterbi algorithm on three types of locally connected processor arrays are described. This restriction is motivated by the fact that both the cost and performance metrics of VLSI favor architectures(More)
Wireless power transfer is commonly realized by means of near-field inductive coupling and is critical to many existing and emerging applications in biomedical engineering. This paper presents a closed form analytical solution for the optimum load that achieves the maximum possible power efficiency under arbitrary input impedance conditions based on the(More)
The Koetter-Vardy algorithm is an algebraic soft-decision decoder for Reed-Solomon codes which is based on the Guruswami-Sudan list decoder. There are three main steps: 1) multiplicity calculation, 2) interpolation and 3) root finding. The Koetter-Vardy algorithm seems challenging to implement due to the high cost of interpolation. Motivated by a VLSI(More)
This paper presents several techniques for the VLSI implementation of the MAP algorithm. In general, knowledge about the implementation of the Viterbi algorithm can be applied to the MAP algorithm. Bounds are derived for the dynamic range of the state metrics which enable the designer to optimize the word length. The computational kernel of the algorithm is(More)