US Patent No. 9,264,938

ENHANCED BUFFERING OF SOFT DECODING METRICS


Patent No. 9,264,938
Issue Date February 16, 2016 
Title Enhanced Buffering Of Soft Decoding Metrics
Inventorship
Assignee MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD., St. Michael (BB)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,264,938

1. A method, comprising:
in a receiver, computing soft decoding metrics for decoding a received signal;
storing the soft decoding metrics in a compressed form in a memory buffer by defining pointers that point to start and end
addresses of respective unoccupied regions in the memory buffer; and

retrieving the soft decoding metrics in the compressed form from the memory buffer by skipping the unoccupied regions whose
start and end addresses are pointed to by the pointers, decompressing the retrieved soft decoding metrics and decoding the
received signal using the decompressed soft decoding metrics.