LDPC codes based on mutually orthogonal latin rectangles and their application in perpendicular magnetic recording

Bane Vasic, Erozan M. Kurtas, Alexander V. Kuznetsov

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We present a large family of low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes constructed from mutually orthogonal Latin rectangles. The construction is conceptually simple and gives high-rate LDPC codes with a structure of the parity check matrix that leads to a low complexity implementation of encoders and decoders. The bit-error rate characteristics are characterized by simulations of the soft iterative decoding in perpendicular magnetic read channels with different partial-response targets and types of noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2346-2348
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002
Event2002 International Magnetics Conference (Intermag 2002) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 28 2002May 2 2002



  • Iterative decoding
  • Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes
  • Partial-response (PR) channels
  • Storage systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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