Re: PAM-5, what are your BERs ?
At 09:42 AM 01-03-2000 -0600, Ed Grivna wrote:
>unfortuantely, FEC has additional drawbacks beyond just latency. the
>primary concern here would be that you need to ratchet-up the signaling
>rate even faster to include the overhead of sending the FEC bits.
>Depending on the amount of redundancy in the FEC information,
>you may need to increase the signalling rate as much as 5-to-10%.
this condition was allowed, in one or more very early 5-PAM MAS
proposals, and was one of the strongest reasons for choosing 5 levels
rather than 4 or something less.
J M Wincn, Staff Engineer
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