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A bit-node centric decoder architecture for low- density parity-check codes is proposed. This architecture performs the optimum sum-product algorithm. A bit node processing unit computes the bit-to-check node messages sequentially, while the computation of the check-to-bit node messages is broken up into several steps. A stand-alone decoder architecture, and a decoder architecture for a concatenated detector-decoder system are presented. The proposed stand-alone decoder architecture requires significantly less memory compared to other known serial architectures. The hardware requirements are reduced even further for the concatenated detector-decoder system.
Date of Conference: 26-30 Nov. 2007