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, Volume 56, Issue 2, pp 237–253 | Cite as

Decoding and Design of LDPC Codes for High-Order Modulations

  • Wu GuanEmail author
  • Haige Xiang


A concatenated code model is proposed for high-order low-density parity-check (LDPC) coded modulations. A corresponding concatenated-code belief propagation (CCBP) decoding algorithm is derived for our proposed concatenated code. Moreover, the design of LDPC codes under the CCBP decoding is developed using extrinsic information transfer (EXIT) charts. Compared with other algorithms, the CCBP method provides an excellent parallel decoding process, and the EXIT-based design method offers highly accurate LDPC code ensembles. Simulation results show that the performance of the proposed CCBP algorithm is superior to that of the conventional belief propagation decoding within a wide range of modulation orders, and the EXIT-based method can design capacity-approaching LDPC codes for high-order modulations.


Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes High-order modulations Belief propagation (BP) Extrinsic information transfer (EXIT) charts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronics Engineering and Computer SciencePeking UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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