Two-Dimensional Modulation Codes

Michael W. Marcellin, Harold J. Weber

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A new class of run-length-limited codes is introduced. These codes are called two-dimensional or multitrack modulation codes. Two-dimensional modulation codes provide substantial data storage density increases for multitrack recording systems by operating on multiple tracks in parallel. Procedures for computing the capacity of these new codes are given along with fast algorithms for implementing these procedures. Examples of two-dimensional codes are given to provide a comparison between the encoding rates obtainable with multitrack and traditional single-track codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-266
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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