Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
The authors analyze the performance of quantized min-sum decoding of low-density parity-check codes under unreliable message storage. To this end, they introduce a simple bit-level error model and show that decoder symmetry is preserved under this model. Subsequently, they formulate the corresponding density evolution equations to predict the average bit error probability in the limit of infinite block-length. They present numerical threshold results and they show that using more quantization bits is not always beneficial in the context of faulty decoders.