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Forward Error Correction

<algorithm> (FEC) A class of methods for controling errors in a one-way communication system. FEC sends extra information along with the data, which can be used by the receiver to check and correct the data.

A CPU writing data to RAM is a kind of one-way communication - see error correcting memory and error checking and correction.

(1996-10-02)

 


Nearby terms: forward compatible forward delta forward engineering Forward Error Correction forwards compatibility forwards compatible FORWISS
 

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