Patent Number: 8,798,174

Title: Method and device for quantizing likelihood quotients

Abstract: A method in signal processing is used for quantizing likelihood quotients of binary random variables for transmitting between at least two signal processing units. Decision levels and reconstruction levels of a quantization of likelihood quotients are thereby determined by maximizing corresponding information between the binary random variables and the associated quantized likelihood quotients at a prescribed probability distribution of the likelihood quotients. A corresponding quantization device determines decision levels and reconstruction levels of a quantization of the likelihood quotients by maximizing the corresponding information between the binary variables and the associated quantized likelihood quotients at a prescribed probability density of the likelihood quotients.

Inventors: Rave; Wolfgang (Freital-Pesterwitz, DE)

Assignee: Vodafone Holding GmbH

International Classification: H04B 14/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018