Figure 2. Constraint length (K)=7, code rate (r)=1/2 convolutional. encoder. Implementation of Convolutional Encoder and Viterbi Decoder using Verilog HDL . Implementation of Convolutional Encoder and Viterbi Decoder using VHDL. Conference Paper (PDF Available) ยท December with 2, Reads. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Paper: VHDL Implementation of Convolutional Encoder and Viterbi Decoder | In digital communication the.

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Traceback is carried out in memory unit. The shift register is initially filled with an dcoder zero sequence and the first binary digit referring to Figure 2.

The use can apply the input by pressing the switches. In block coding scheme, message estimation is based on each individual sample in the signal whereas the convolution encoding process encodes impleemntation message depending on previous data bit sequence.

We generate decoded data from calculated survival in ACS using traceback scheme.

This is achieved at cost of increased design time. We use BM unit to calculate branch metric. To achieve this, the test system utilizes the Convolutional Code Encoder as part of the system. Constraint length is the number of memory elements used in the shift register, to add redundant bits along with the arriving single bit input.

The Viterbi decoder takes the received information bit to measure the distance and calculates the most likely transmitted signal.

Design and Implementation of Viterbi Decoder Using VHDL

Ijplementation rightmost digit leaving the encoder is lost. With this way of configuration, the FPGA is capable of operating by itself as a Convolutional encoder or Viterbi decoder. This can be realized by applying clock gating-scheme [18]. This procedure continues until the last input digit, for the case in Figure 1.

First, We give a brief introduction about Viterbi algorithm. An Adaptive Viterbi decoder can also be implemented in any communication system.


For the proposed work, an integration of correct hardware and software is required for device to function appropriately. From the simulation results it can be concluded that the hard decision technique can detect any multiple number of errors which is most likely to occur inside the transmitting media due to presence of impplementation Additive White Gaussian Noise AWGN.

It vhl simulated and synthesized using Modelsim 6. The data bit streams sent by the transmitter are conceived as a sequence of voltage samples.

To get the right order of output bit stream, 2 stacks is used to push-pop the decoded bits from traceback. The decoder system, which is the Viterbi decoder, implements the Viterbi Algorithm.

An Experimental Implementation of Convolution Encoder and Viterbi Decoder by FPGA Emulation

However it becomes severely difficult to decode via Viterbi decoding as the complexity increases. We show the selected traces in the next two pages, Figure 3. Viterbi Algorithm select the sequence on trellis that has smallest distance with the received data sequence as decoded sequence.

Such algorithms perform much better than threshold algorithms. For delivering any standard application the closest match is always chosen. By using a FPGA a massive parallel execution of the code can be employed, hence an increased throughput.

As illustrated in Figure. In this work, the Maximum-Likelihood algorithm with the hard decision has been employed. A Path is defined as a sequence of state transitions with corresponding input and output data. A Viterbi decoder makes use of the Viterbi algorithm to decode the bits stream produced by a convolutional encoder.

Hence, a FPGA can offer a massive parallel execution thereby increasing the throughput of the program. With the satisfaction of the functional verification of design, the encoder and decoder are synthesized using Xilinx ISE 8. The above procedure can be viewed in a finite state machine with transition from the old state to the new state for a given binary input will yield 2 output coded symbols.


If the voltage samples are directly decodes before digitizing the received bit sequence then we term such kind of process as soft decision decoding[15].

Design and Implementation of Viterbi Decoder Using VHDL – IOPscience

From the synthesis report Fig. Here, the shift registers shift to the right for each input. Generation of Decoded Output Sequence: The hardware resource requirement hugely changes in response to channel noise conditions.

The output sequence generator block estimates the original input sequence applied to the encoder. A matched decoding scheme for convolutionally encoded transmission is required at the receiving end. Convolution codes were first introduced in by Elias as FEC coding scheme [4]. Among the two, soft decision performs better as it can capture more information of input signal at the cost of higher complexity.

For each input information symbol dk, the trellis diagram contains all possible state transitions corresponding to the previous encoder state. This approach has yet to be successful. Few categories of algorithms that already exist for such purpose are listed below:.

The survivor path storage block stores the corresponding bit-sequence of the lowest cost paths. The behavioral and timing simulation of the design has been performed and there results are shown in the next two sections. When updating the survivor path matrix, the key issue is that the content of each register does not change as soon as it is updated. Since the received signal is a voltage, therefore it can be analog.

The size of the trellis diagram is governed by the length of the input sequence i.