A Semi-Parallel Successive-Cancellation Decoder for Polar Codes

@article{Leroux2013ASS,
  title={A Semi-Parallel Successive-Cancellation Decoder for Polar Codes},
  author={Camille Leroux and Alexandre J. Raymond and Gabi Sarkis and Warren J. Gross},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing},
  year={2013},
  volume={61},
  pages={289-299}
}
Polar codes are a recently discovered family of capacity-achieving codes that are seen as a major breakthrough in coding theory. Motivated by the recent rapid progress in the theory of polar codes, we propose a semi-parallel architecture for the implementation of successive cancellation decoding. We take advantage of the recursive structure of polar codes to make efficient use of processing resources. The derived architecture has a very low processing complexity while the memory complexity… CONTINUE READING
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