Sign Alterations of LLR Values Based Early Termination Method for LT BP Decoder
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In this letter, a new early termination method is proposed for Luby transform (LT) belief propagation (BP) decoder. The proposed method is decided whether BP decoder output converges to original data bits by observing only sign alterations of log-likelihood ratio (LLR) messages in BP decoder structure. Simulation results and complexity analyzes show that proposed method has low computational complexity and small average iteration amounts compared to conventional early termination methods in literature. In addition to this, the proposed method doesn't cause any performance degradation in BP decoder. The method can be easily applied to code families which can be decoded by BP algorithm such as low density parity check (LDPC) codes, polar codes and Raptor codes.