A message from the proprietor of Small World Communications:

Thankyou for visiting our web site. Please let me tell you about our business and the products we can offer to you. Small World Communications was started by myself in January 1997 and is located in Adelaide, Australia. From 1986 to 1996 I successfully designed four different error control decoders. These range from a discrete serial implementation of the standard rate 1/2 64 state Viterbi decoder, a trellis decoder that operated up to 166 Mbit/s, to a programmable turbo/MAP decoder that worked as low as Eb/N0 = -0.3 dB.

One thing I have noticed is the greater level of integration of communication systems. Instead of having separate chips for filtering, demodulation, error correction, etc., designers are placing all these systems onto one chip. Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) are also becoming more popular with gate counts increasing almost exponentially. At Small World Communications we hope to fill in that block diagram of your error control decoder.

Thankyou again for visiting our site. If you have questions about our products, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Steven S. Pietrobon, Ph.D.
Small World Communications
6 First Avenue
Payneham South SA 5070

ph. +61 8 8332 0319
fax. +61 8 8332 3177
web: http://www.sworld.com.au/