Ubiso - IP: FEC - BCH Decoder

BCH Decoder

The class of Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) codes are a remarkable generalization of Hamming codes for correcting multiple errors. They are the best, known, constructive (nonrandom) algebraic codes for channels in which errors affect successive symbols independently. Furthermore, a simply implemented decoding procedure has been devised for these codes. They are also highly flexible, allowing control of block length and acceptable error thresholds, meaning that a custom code can be designed to a given specification. Due to scalable hardware architecture they are well suited for low-power application.

Our solution is scalable in different direction:

  • Scalable in number of different code configuration
    • e.g. Decoding in  GF(2^16) and GF(2^14)
  • Scalable in number of parallel processing bits,
    • e.g. 90Bit parallel processing for DVB-S2, e.g. 16Bit parallel processing for FLASH application
  • Scalable in throughput
    • High speed
      • Optimized for speed using extended Euclid algorithm
      • Using parallel Chien (named after R.T.Chien) search algorithm for finding faster roots
    • Low speed, optimized for area using inversionless Berlekamp algorithm

The following roadmap shows the principle processing stages necessary for decoding a BCH code including erasure decoding.


Ubiso provides customized solution for each stage in your decoding process.

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