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An overview of channel coding for 5G NR cellular communications

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Jung Hyun Bae, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., USA, Ahmed Abotabl, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., USA, Hsien-Ping Lin, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., USA, Kee-Bong Song, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., USA, Jungwon Lee, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., USA, jungwon@alumni.stanford.edu
 
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Jung Hyun Bae, Ahmed Abotabl, Hsien-Ping Lin, Kee-Bong Song and Jungwon Lee (2019), "An overview of channel coding for 5G NR cellular communications", APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing: Vol. 8: No. 1, e17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ATSIP.2019.10

Publication Date: 24 Jun 2019
© 2019 Jung Hyun Bae, Ahmed Abotabl, Hsien-Ping Lin, Kee-Bong Song and Jungwon Lee
 
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5GNRChannel codingLDPC codesPolar codes
 

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In this article:
I. INTRODUCTION 
II. 5G LDPC CODES 
III. 5G POLAR CODES 
IV. PERFORMANCE 
V. CONCLUSION 

Abstract

A 5G new radio cellular system is characterized by three main usage scenarios of enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLLC), and massive machine type communications, which require improved throughput, latency, and reliability compared with a 4G system. This overview paper discusses key characteristics of 5G channel coding schemes which are mainly designed for the eMBB scenario as well as for partial support of the URLLC scenario focusing on low latency. Two capacity-achieving channel coding schemes of low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes and polar codes have been adopted for 5G where the former is for user data and the latter is for control information. As a coding scheme for data, 5G LDPC codes are designed to support high throughput, a variable code rate and length and hybrid automatic repeat request in addition to good error correcting capability. 5G polar codes, as a coding scheme for control, are designed to perform well with short block length while addressing a latency issue of successive cancellation decoding.

DOI:10.1017/ATSIP.2019.10