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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 371206, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/371206
Research Article

Weighted-Bit-Flipping-Based Sequential Scheduling Decoding Algorithms for LDPC Codes

School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China

Received 24 April 2013; Accepted 22 June 2013

Academic Editor: Yudong Zhang

Copyright © 2013 Qing Zhu and Le-nan Wu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes can be applied in a lot of different scenarios such as video broadcasting and satellite communications. LDPC codes are commonly decoded by an iterative algorithm called belief propagation (BP) over the corresponding Tanner graph. The original BP updates all the variable-nodes simultaneously, followed by all the check-nodes simultaneously as well. We propose a sequential scheduling algorithm based on weighted bit-flipping (WBF) algorithm for the sake of improving the convergence speed. Notoriously, WBF is a low-complexity and simple algorithm. We combine it with BP to obtain advantages of these two algorithms. Flipping function used in WBF is borrowed to determine the priority of scheduling. Simulation results show that it can provide a good tradeoff between FER performance and computation complexity for short-length LDPC codes.