A novel stopping criterion for turbo decoding

E. I. Kalantzis, P. I. Dallas, Bayan S. Sharif

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This paper proposes a novel stopping criterion for turbo decoding. The new sign variations (SV) criterion calculates the difference of sign values between the extrinsic information of two consecutive iterations. Unlike the methods used so far, it requires no extra data storage. Simulations comparing the new technique with other well-known stopping criteria show that the proposed SV scheme achieves similar performance in terms of BER, while requiring less iterations and lower complexity.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1605-1608
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE 61st Vehicular Technology Conference -VTC 2005 - Spring Stockholm: Paving the Path for a Wireless Future - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 30 May 20051 Jun 2005


  • Component
  • Iterative decoding
  • Stopping criterion
  • Turbo codes


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