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In addition, it contains several other testing circuits to accomplish complete testability on the decoder system.

This section describes the simulation done for the test system and the decoder system. Memory is organized as 6 16×10 memory banks. There are two different methods for the back-trace approach, shift update and selective update.

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

The decoder system, which is the Viterbi decoder, implements the Viterbi Algorithm. The results obtained from synthesis, simulation and hardware testing were accurate, error-free in recovering the original information successfully. In the register-exchange approach each state has a register to store the enocder path information.

The above procedure can be viewed in a finite state machine with transition from the old state to the new state for a given annd input will yield 2 output coded symbols. Such algorithms perform much better than threshold algorithms. To achieve this, the test system utilizes the Convolutional Code Encoder as part of the system.

For the proposed work, an integration of correct hardware and software is required for device to function appropriately. All the modulo-2 adders can be implemented using XOR gates. A convolutional encoder is implemented as a Mealy machine whose output is xecoder function of the present state and the input applied.

The main disadvantage of sequential decoding is its unpredictable latency that may occur in the decoding process [11]. These distances are known as Hamming distances. Thereby it becomes necessary to quantize it into several voltage levels so that it can be processed digitally.

The Viterbi algorithm has a high complexity for computation, but it does the maximum likelihood decoding. To decode a convolution code some algorithm must be adopted at the receiver side. Ksing the corrupted bits can be restored to their correct uusing during the trace-back procedure in Viterbi decoding.

A Viterbi decoder was developed by Andrew Viterbi in to decode convolutionally encoded messages [3]. The Encoder System can be configured independently. Convolution codes were first introduced in by Elias as FEC coding scheme [4]. In this way a level of correlation between each sample in the signal is automatically obtained. Hence, it can be employed only for relatively short codes.

However, it is not an optimal choice [10]. The schematic diagram for memory unit and state diagram for memory bank is shown as below. Decoding With Viterbi Algorithm: For the purpose of describing the timing waveform, only selected signals of the system are shown in Figure 3. Not particularly on the space channel encpder also in many instances on satellite channels, sufficient bandwidth is available to permit moderate bandwidth expansion.

The Viterbi algorithm is used to find ussing most likely path to determine the hidden input states.

## Design and Implementation of Viterbi Decoder Using VHDL

The Decoder will then decodes the received data and transmits the decoded data at the Decoder Output. The decoder system is the kernal of our project. Hence, the chip generated in this project functions as a decoder, specifically Viterbi decoder, for digital communications over noisy channels. The author vhd shown that the power dissipation of the registerexchange and trace-back approaches and the power dissipation of shift and selective update methods [13].

Hence, it gains benefit through the reuse of the same hardware. Here, the shift registers shift to the right for each input.

### Design and Implementation of Viterbi Decoder Using VHDL – IOPscience

Convolution encoding scheme can be devised for correcting random error, burst errors or both [6]. 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].

This selected path is vitetbi as the surviving path. By the use of differential detection technique and with the aid of a matched filter at the receiver one can easily retrieve the transmitted symbols by means of a decision-feedback equalization DFE or convoutional sequence estimation MLSE using the Viterbi algorithm [9]. For each input information symbol dk, the trellis diagram contains all possible state transitions corresponding to the previous encoder state.