Parallel error correction using spectral Reed-Solomon codes

Mark A. Neifeld, Satish K. Sridharan

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Parallel error correction is discussed for highly parallel and/or high speed serial optical memory and communication systems. Spectral Reed-Solomon decoders based on the Berlekamp Algorithm offer efficient parallel implementations. Parallel spectral decoders are compared with conventional serial decoders in terms of VLSI area, electrical power dissipation and maximum aggregate information rate. Design details of a (15.9) parallel spectral Reed-Solomon decoder are presented along with simulation and test results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-150
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Optical Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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