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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2015 Vol.16 No.6 P.511-518


An improved low-complexity sum-product decoding algorithm for low-density parity-check codes

Author(s):  Michaelraj Kingston Roberts, Ramesh Jayabalan

Affiliation(s):  Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 641004, India

Corresponding email(s):   king.pane@gmail.com

Key Words:  Computational complexity, Coding gain, Fast Fourier transform (FFT), Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes, Sum-product algorithm (SPA)

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In this paper, an improved low-complexity sum-product decoding algorithm is presented for low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. In the proposed algorithm, reduction in computational complexity is achieved by utilizing fast Fourier transform (FFT) with time shift in the check node process. The improvement in the decoding performance is achieved by utilizing an optimized integer constant in the variable node process. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm achieves an overall coding gain improvement ranging from 0.04 to 0.46 dB. Moreover, when compared with the sum-product algorithm (SPA), the proposed decoding algorithm can achieve a reduction of 42%–67% of the total number of arithmetic operations required for the decoding process.

The authors have proposed an interesting modification to the LDPC decoding algorithm to reduce the implementation complexity. Overall the paper is well written and structured.


结论:仿真结果表明,整体上所述算法对编码增益的提高值在0.04到0.46 dB之间;与和积算法(SPA)相比,所述算法可以降低译码过程所需42%-67%的全部代数运算操作。


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Stylianos Papaharalabos@National Observatory of Athens, Greece<spapaha@noa.gr>

2015-06-10 15:11:25

Very interesting paper. It would be useful in future research works in this field. I am not aware thought, if this idea has been published already by the same or other authors in any of IEEE journals.

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