Memory-efficient sum-product decoding of LDPC codes Academic Article uri icon


  • Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes perform very close to capacity for long lengths on several channels. However, the amount of memory (fixed-point numbers that need to be stored) required for implementing the message-passing algorithm increases linearly as the number of edges in the graph increases. In this letter, we propose a decoding algorithm for decoding LDPC codes that reduces the memory requirement at the decoder. The proposed decoding algorithm can be analyzed using density evolution; further, we show how to design good LDPC codes using this. Results show that this algorithm provides almost the same performance as the conventional sum-product decoding of LDPC codes. 2004 IEEE.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Sanka, H., & Narayanan, K. R.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Sanka, H||Narayanan, KR

publication date

  • August 2004