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forward error correction (FEC)
A system of error control for data transmission wherein the receiving device has the capability to detect and correct any character or code block that contains fewer than a predetermined number of symbols in error. Note: FEC is accomplished by adding bits to each transmitted character or code block, using a predetermined algorithm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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