IEEE 802.15.3c (60 GHz PHY) Multi-Gbit/s LDPC Decoder

The IEEE 802.15 working group specifies standards targeting the wireless personal area network (WPAN). Task group 3 of the working group focuses on high data rates within WPAN. The task group 3c defined a new millimeter-wave-based alternative physical layer (PHY) for the IEEE 802.15.3-2003 standard. This standard (IEEE 802.15.3c-2009) operates at 60 GHz and offers data rates of multiple Gbit/s for applications such as high speed internet access or streaming content download. The task group adopted LDPC codes for these high data rate modes within the single carrier (SC) mode and the high speed interface (HSI) mode. The Creonic IEEE 802.15.3c LDPC Decoder IP supports all LDPC codes with a codeword size of 672 bits as defined by the standard.








  • Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN)
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB)
  • Microwave Links
  • Optical Links
  • TeleCare / TeleHealth
  • Further High-throughput Applications

Features the Core Supports


  • Compliant with IEEE 802.15.3c-2009 standard
  • Suitable for single carrier (SC) mode and high speed interface (HSI) mode.
  • Support for all short LDPC codes (672 bits, code rates 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8)


   Your Benefits


  • Low-power, high-throughput, and low-latency design
  • Block-to-block on-the-fly configuration.
  • Early stopping criterion for iterative LDPC decoder, saving a considerable amount of energy
  • Configurable amount of LDPC decoding iterations for trading-off throughput and error correction performance

  • Collection of statistic information (number of iterations, decoding success)
  • Available for ASIC and FPGAs (AMD Xilinx, Intel)
  • Deliverable includes VHDL source code or synthesized netlist, VHDL testbench, and Matlab, C or C++ bit-accurate simulation model

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