Cycle-Free Windows of SC-LDPC Codes

Emily McMillon, Christine A. Kelley

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In this paper, we define a window code to be the portion of an SC-LDPC code seen by a single iteration of a windowed decoder. We consider the design of SC-LDPC codes for windowed decoding via optimization of the window code. In particular, because iterative decoding is optimal on codes with cycle-free graph representations, we ask fundamental questions about the construction and parameters of cycle-free window codes. Further, we show that it is possible to have an SC-LDPC code with cycles and with cycle-free window codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665421591
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: Jun 26 2022Jul 1 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8095


Conference2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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