Patent Number: 8,718,189

Title: Digital broadcasting systems using parallel concatenated coding of bit-complementary bitstreams

Abstract: A digital television (DTV) system uses parallel concatenated coding (PCC), together with QAM constellations for modulating OFDM carriers. A first encoder responds to ONEs' complemented bits of randomized data to generate a first component of PCC. A second encoder responds to delayed bits of the randomized data to generate a second component of PCC. A constellation mapper generates QAM symbols responsive to successive time-slices of the first component of the PCC interleaved with successive time-slices of the second component of the PCC. An OFDM modulator generates a COFDM modulating signal responsive to the QAM symbols. In a receiver for the DTV system, the second component of the PCC and delayed first component of the PCC are iteratively decoded. Soft bits from the second component and delayed first component of the parallel concatenated coding are code-combined to supply soft randomized data used in that iterative decoding.

Inventors: Limberg; Allen LeRoy (Port Charlotte, FL)

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International Classification: H04L 27/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018