Hardware Acceleration of the Robust Header Compression (RoHC) Algorithm

Mohammed Al-Obaidi, Harshavardhan Kittur, Håkan Andersson, Viktor Öwall

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In LTE base-stations, RoHC is a processingintensive
algorithm that may limit the system from serving a
large number of users when it is used to compress the VoIP
packets of mobile traffic. In this paper, a hardware-software and a
full-hardware solution are proposed to accelerate the RoHC compression
algorithm in LTE base-stations and enhance the system
throughput and capacity. Results for both solutions are discussed
and compared with respect to design metrics like throughput,
capacity, power consumption, and hardware resources. This
comparison is instrumental in taking architectural level trade-off
decisions in-order to meet the present day requirements and also
be ready to support a future evolution. In terms of throughput,
a gain of 20% (6250 packets/sec) is achieved in the HW-SW
implementation by accelerating the Cyclic Redundancy Check
(CRC) and the Least Significant Bit (LSB) encoding in hardware.
The full-HW implementation leads to a throughput of 45 times
(244000 packets/sec) compared to the SW-Only implementation.
The full-HW solution consumes more Adaptive Look-Up Tables
(7477 ALUTs) compared to the HW-SW solution (2614 ALUTs)
when synthesized on Altera’s Arria II GX FPGA.
Titel på värdpublikation2013 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
FörlagIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Antal sidor4
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-1-4673-5762-3
ISBN (tryckt)978-1-4673-5760-9
StatusPublished - 2013
EvenemangIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2013 - Beijing, Beijing, Kina
Varaktighet: 2013 maj 192013 maj 23


ISSN (tryckt)0271-4310
ISSN (elektroniskt)2158-1525


KonferensIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2013

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Elektroteknik och elektronik


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