Soft-decision decoding of reed-muller codes with applications to partial response channels

Bane Vasic, Jongseung Park, Erozan M. Kurtas

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We propose a new approach to the soft-decision decoding of Reed-Muller codes, which takes direct advantage of the Reed decoding algorithm. The proposed decoder has highly parallel and modularized structure compared to the decoder of the random low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. We apply the new decoding algorithm to the both longitudinal and perpendicular magnetic recording channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3120-3122
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4 II
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004



  • Reed-Muller codes
  • Soft-decision decoding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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