forward error correction

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Forward Error Correction definition

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(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)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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