The International Journals of Engineering & Sciences (IJENS)
Error correction codes are a mean of including redundancy in a stream of information bits to allow the detection and correction of symbol errors during transmission. Forward error correcting codes are a new class of codes that can achieve exceptional error performance and energy efficiency at low signal-to-noise ratio. These codes achieve a near-Shannon limit performance. Owing to the computational complexity of these FEC (Forward Error Correcting) codes they are well suited for optimized implementation using custom hardware in FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array).