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Forward error-correcting code for gigabit fiber optic links
Author(s): Kent Springer
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Paper Abstract

An error correcting code has been developed for the serial transmission of digital data over a fiber optic link. It is a 96 bit block code, with single bit error correction and double bit error detection. Each block consists of eight 8b/10b coded symbols and sixteen error correction bits. The coded data has a maximum run length of 4, minimum transition density of 25%, and a digital sum variation of +/- 4 bits. A chip set implementing the code has been demonstrated in an experimental link running at 1 Gbit/s (1.5 Gbaud).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1577, High-Speed Fiber Networks and Channels, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134927
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Kent Springer, Digital Equipment Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1577:
High-Speed Fiber Networks and Channels

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