Wyner-Ziv coding based on TCQ and LDPC codes Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper considers TCQ and LDPC codes for the quadratic Gaussian Wyner-Ziv problem. After TCQ of the source input X, LDPC codes are used to implement Slepian- Wolf coding of the quantized source input Q(X) given the side information Y at the decoder. Assuming ideal Slepian-Wolf coding in the sense of achieving the theoretical limit H(Q(X)|Y), it is shown that Slepian-Wolf coded TCQ (SWC-TCQ) performs 0.2 dB away from the Wyner-Ziv distortion-rate function D WZ*(R) at high rate. This result mirrors that of entropy-coded TCQ in classic source coding and establishes the connection between performances of high-rate Wyner-Ziv coding and classic source coding. Practical designs with TCQ, irregular LDPC codes (for Slepian- Wolf coding) and optimal estimation at the decoder perform 0.83 dB away from D WZ*(R) at medium bit rates (e.g., 2.3 b/s). With 2-D trellis-coded vector quantization, the performance gap to D WZ*(R) is only 0.66 dB at 1.0 b/s and 0.47 dB at 3.3 b/s.

published proceedings

  • Conference Record of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, Y., Cheng, S., Xiong, Z., & Zhao, W.

complete list of authors

  • Yang, Y||Cheng, S||Xiong, Z||Zhao, W

publication date

  • December 2003