Error-correcting two-dimensional modulation codes

Wayne H. Erxleben, Michael W. Marcellin

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Digital magnetic recording/playback systems usually require both runlength-limited (RLL) coding and error correction coding (ECC), and these two steps have typically been performed independently, although various methods of combining them have recently appeared. The recent development of two-dimensional modulation codes, which meet runlength constraints using several parallel recording tracks, has significantly increased the capacity of such channels. In this paper, we apply single-track coding ideas to these two-dimensional constraints, and exploit the increased capacity to achieve good error-correcting ability at the same rate as common non-error-correcting one-dimensional codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record - International Conference on Communications
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780318269
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Communications - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: May 1 1994May 5 1994

Publication series

NameConference Record - International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Communications
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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