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Polar Code decoder exploration framework

Kestel, Claus; Weithoffer, Stefan; Wehn, Norbert


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      <creatorName>Kestel, Claus</creatorName>
      <givenName>Claus</givenName>
      <familyName>Kestel</familyName>
      <affiliation>Microelectronic Systems Design Research Group, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany</affiliation>
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    <creator>
      <creatorName>Weithoffer, Stefan</creatorName>
      <givenName>Stefan</givenName>
      <familyName>Weithoffer</familyName>
      <affiliation>Microelectronic Systems Design Research Group, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany</affiliation>
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    <creator>
      <creatorName>Wehn, Norbert</creatorName>
      <givenName>Norbert</givenName>
      <familyName>Wehn</familyName>
      <affiliation>Microelectronic Systems Design Research Group, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany</affiliation>
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  <titles>
    <title>Polar Code decoder exploration framework</title>
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  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2018</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>Polar codes</subject>
    <subject>decoders</subject>
    <subject>design space exploration</subject>
  </subjects>
  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2018-05-06</date>
  </dates>
  <resourceType resourceTypeGeneral="Text">Journal article</resourceType>
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    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsIdenticalTo">10.5194/ars-16-1-2018</relatedIdentifier>
    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="URL" relationType="IsPartOf">https://zenodo.org/communities/epic_h2020</relatedIdentifier>
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    <rights rightsURI="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;The increasing demand for fast wireless communications requires sophisticated baseband signal processing. One of the&amp;nbsp;computational intense tasks here is advanced Forward Error Correction (FEC), especially the decoding. Finding efficient hardware implementations for sophisticated FEC decoding algorithms that fulfill throughput demands under strict implementation constraints is an active research topic due to increasing throughput, low latency, and high energy efficiency requirements.&lt;br&gt;
This paper focuses on the interesting class of Polar Codes that are currently a hot topic. We present a modular framework to automatically generate and evaluate a wide range of Polar Code decoders, with emphasis on design space exploration for efficient hardware architectures. To demonstrate the efficiency of our framework a very high throughput Soft Cancellation (SCAN) Polar Code decoder is shown that was automatically generated. This decoder is, to the best of our knowledge, the fastest SCAN Polar Code&amp;nbsp;decoder published so far.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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    <fundingReference>
      <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
      <funderIdentifier funderIdentifierType="Crossref Funder ID">10.13039/501100000780</funderIdentifier>
      <awardNumber awardURI="info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/760150/">760150</awardNumber>
      <awardTitle>Enabling Practical Wireless Tb/s Communications with Next Generation Channel Coding</awardTitle>
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