A hybrid decoder for block turbo codes

A. Al-Dweik, Stephane Le Goff, Bayan Sharif

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We propose a novel iterative decoder for block turbo codes (BTCs). The proposed decoder combines soft-input/softoutput (SISO) and hard-input/ hard-output (HIHO) constituent decoders in order to obtain better error performance and reduce the computational complexity compared to classical BTC decoders. We show that the new decoder, called 'hybrid decoder', offers a better complexity/performance tradeoff than a classical BTC decoder.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1229-1232
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2009


  • Block turbo codes
  • Hard decision decoding
  • Soft decision decoding
  • Turbo product codes


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