Product Accumulate Codes: Properties and Performance Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2001 IEEE. A new class of codes, named product accumulate codes, which are the concatenation of an outer product code and an inner rate-1 differential encoder (or accumulator) is proposed. We show that these codes can perform within a few tenths of a dB from the Shannon limit for rates ≥ 1/2. For practical block lengths, these codes provide similar performance to turbo codes but with significantly lower decoding complexity.

author list (cited authors)

  • Narayanan, K. R., Li, J., & Georghiades, C. N.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • January 2001