Storage

Position Modulation Code for Rewriting Write-Once Memories

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Executive Summary

A write-once memory (wom) is a storage medium formed by a number of "Write-once" bit positions (wits), where each wit initially is in a "0" state and can be changed to a "1" state irreversibly. Examples of write-once memories include SLC flash memories and optical disks. This paper presents a low complexity coding scheme for rewriting such write-once memories, which is applicable to general problem configurations. The proposed scheme is called the position modulation code, as it uses the positions of the zero symbols to encode some information. The proposed technique can achieve code rates higher than state-of-the-art practical solutions for some configurations.

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