Nonbinary Spatially-coupled LDPC Codes on the Binary Erasure Channel
Paper in proceeding, 2013

We analyze the asymptotic performance of non-binary spatially-coupled low-density parity-check (SC-LDPC) codes built on the general linear group, when the transmission takes place over the binary erasure channel. We propose an efficient method to derive an upper bound to the maximum a posteriori probability (MAP) threshold for nonbinary LDPC codes, and observe that the MAP performance of regular LDPC codes improves with the alphabet size. We then consider nonbinary SC-LDPC codes. We show that the same threshold saturation effect experienced by binary SC-LDPC codes occurs for the nonbinary codes, hence we conjecture that the BP threshold for large termination length approaches the MAP threshold of the underlying regular ensemble.


Amina Piemontese

University of Parma

Alexandre Graell i Amat

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

Giulio Colavolpe

University of Parma

IEEE International Conference on Communications

15503607 (ISSN)

3270 - 3274 6655049
9781467331227 (ISBN)

Subject Categories

Communication Systems





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