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Analysis and Design of Power-Efficient Coding Schemes With Parallel Concatenated Convolutional Codes In the low signal-to-noise ratio regime, the performance of concatenated coding schemes is limited by the convergence properties of the iterative decoder. Idealizing the model of iterative decoding by an independence assumption, which represents the case in which the codeword length is infinitely large, leads to analyzable structures from which this performance limit can be predicted. Mutual information-transfer characteristics of the constituent coding schemes comprising convolutional encoders and soft-in/soft-out decoders have been shown to be sufficient to characterize the components within this model. Analyzing serial and parallel concatenations is possible just by these characteristics. In this paper, we extend the method of extrinsic information transfer charts that is limited to the case of a concatenation of two component codes, to the case of multiple turbo codes. Multiple turbo codes are parallel concatenations of three or more constituent codes, which, in general, may not be identical and may not have identical code rates. For the construction of low-rate codes, this concept seems to be very favorable, as power efficiencies close to the Shannon limit can be achieved with reasonable complexity.