Mahmudi, A., Benaissa, M., Sweeney, P. and Sibley, Martin J.N. (2002) On the implementation of soft-decision decoding for RS codes. The 11th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2000. PIMRC 2000., 1. pp. 170-174.

This paper deals with the hardware implementation of soft decision decoding (SDD) of Reed-Solomon (RS) codes. An efficient algorithm for hardware implementation of generalized minimum distance (GMD) decoding of RS codes is presented and employed in the design of a pilot RS(63,42) codec on FPGAs