FPGA implementation of advanced FEC schemes for intelligent aggregation networks

Ding Zou, Ivan B. Djordjevic, Atul K. Srivastava, Werner Weiershausen, Benjamin B. Dingel, Achyut K. Dutta
2016 Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems VIII  
In state-of-the-art fiber-optics communication systems the fixed forward error correction (FEC) and constellation size are employed. While it is important to closely approach the Shannon limit by using turbo product codes (TPC) and lowdensity parity-check (LDPC) codes with soft-decision decoding (SDD) algorithm; rate-adaptive techniques, which enable increased information rates over short links and reliable transmission over long links, are likely to become more important with ever-increasing
more » ... twork traffic demands. In this invited paper, we describe a rate adaptive non-binary LDPC coding technique, and demonstrate its flexibility and good performance exhibiting no error floor at BER down to 10 -15 in entire code rate range, by FPGA-based emulation, making it a viable solution in the next-generation high-speed intelligent aggregation networks.
doi:10.1117/12.2214884 fatcat:dbrmqmdvbjbj7b6vetnxnlrqda