## On the VLSI design of a pipeline Reed-Solomon decoder using systolic arrays

A new VLSI design of a pipeline Reed-Solomon decoder is presented. The transform decoding technique used in a previous paper is replaced by a time domain algorithm through a detailed comparison of their VLSI implementations. A new architecture that implements the time domain algorithm permits efficient pipeline processing with reduced circuitry. Erasure correction capability is also incorporated with little additional complexity. By using a multiplexing technique, a new implementation of Euclid's algorithm maintains the throughput rate with less circuitry. Such improvements result in both enhanced capability and significant reduction in silicon area, therefore making it possible to build a pipelinemore »