Performance versus Complexity Per Iteration for Low-Density Parity-Check Codes: An Information-Theoretic Approach

Conference: TURBO - CODING - 2006 - 4th International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Related Topics; 6th International ITG-Conference on Source and Channel Coding
04/03/2006 - 04/07/2006 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: TURBO - CODING - 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sason, Igal; Wiechman, Gil (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel)

The paper is focused on the tradeoff between performance and decoding complexity per iteration for LDPC codes in terms of their gap (in rate) to capacity. The study of this tradeoff is done via information-theoretic bounds which also enable to get an indication on the sub-optimality of message-passing iterative decoding algorithms (as compared to optimal ML decoding). The bounds are generalized for parallel channels, and are applied to ensembles of punctured LDPC codes where both intentional and random puncturing are addressed. This work suggests an improvement in the tightness of some information-theoretic bounds which were previously derived by Burshtein et al. and by Sason and Urbanke.