Variable-Rate FEC Decoder VLSI Architecture for 400G Rate-Adaptive Optical Communication
Paper i proceeding, 2019

Optical communication systems rely on forward error correction (FEC) to decrease the error rate of the received data. Since the properties of the optical channel will vary over time, a variable FEC coding gain would be useful. For example, if the channel conditions are benign, lower code overhead can be used, effectively increasing the code rate. We introduce a variable-rate FEC decoder architecture that can operate in several different modes, where each mode is linked to code rate and decoding iterations. We demonstrate a decoder implementation that provides a net coding gain range of 9.96–10.38 dB at a post-FEC bit-error rate of 10^-15. For this range, a decoder implemented in a 28-nm process technology offers throughputs in excess of 400 Gbps, decoding latencies below 53 ns and a power dissipation of less than 0.95 W (or 1.3 pJ/information bit).

Författare

Vikram Jain

Christoffer Fougstedt

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Datorteknik, Electronics Systems

Per Larsson-Edefors

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Datorteknik, Electronics Systems

Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems

26th IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems
Genova, Italy,

Energieffektiv optisk fiberkommunikation

Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse, 2014-07-01 -- 2019-06-30.

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