A Reduced Complexity LDPC Decoding Algorithm Using Dynamic Bit Node Selection

  • Suvarna Hudgi
  • Siddram R. Patil
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 174)


A simple and effective computational complexity reducing method for iterative message passing decoding algorithm of Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) codes is described. In each iteration, the algorithm selects the fraction of bit nodes with least reliability. At both check node processors as well as bit node processors, the extrinsic messages only for selected nodes are updated while for others the previous values are retained. The algorithm is based on a dynamic selection of bit nodes for updating the messages for each iteration. The complexity analysis and the simulation results shows that the method achieves up to 90 % saving in computations for high rate codes of code rate 0.9 compared to the standard Belief-Propagation (BP) algorithm while maintaining the same bit error rate performance.


Code Rate LDPC Code Parity Check Matrix Check Node Tanner Graph 
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  1. 1.GulbargaIndia

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