IEEE 802.15.3c LDPC Decoder

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Broadcast, Military, Test & Measurement, Wireless, Wireline

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: DSP: Error Detection and Correction

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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.


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

Device Utilization and Performance

-support for all short LDPC codes (672 bits, code rates 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8)

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IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2013
Latest version of Quartus supported15.1
Altera Customer Use
IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY

Customer deliverables include the following:

  • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
  • Simulation model for ModelSim Altera edition
  • Timing and/or layout constraints
  • Testbench or design example
  • Documentation with revision control
  • Readme file
Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
Source language
Testbench languageVHDL
Software drivers providedN
Driver OS supportn/a
User InterfaceOther: proprietary
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelSim, RivieraPRO
Hardware validated N. Altera Board Name NULL
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?Y
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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