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Schedule is the order of passing messages between vertices of the bipartite graph defining an LDPC code in the process of decoding. Schedules affect the rate of decoding convergence. New efficient generalized serial schedules are described and analyzed, exhibiting significantly faster convergence compared to previously known schedules. For the proposed schedules, combinatorial and probabilistic analysis is presented, explaining the fast convergence observed in simulations. Using it, LDPC ensembles for which significantly better convergence rates can be achieved are identified. Specific code constructions from lifted graphs are further proposed, efficiently supporting the schedules. Examples based on regular LDPC codes are provided, in which the schedules achieve convergence speedup factors of up to 6 in comparison with the flooding schedule. Higher speedup factors are predicted by the analysis for irregular codes.
Date of Publication: August 2009