Simple LDPC-Staircase Forward Error Correction (FEC) Scheme for FECFRAME

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This document describes a fully-specified simple FEC scheme for LDPC- staircase codes that can be used to protect media streams along the lines defined by the FECFRAME framework. These codes have many interesting properties: they are systematic codes, they perform close to ideal codes in many use-cases and they also feature very high encoding and decoding throughputs. LDPC-Staircase codes are therefore a good solution to protect a single high bitrate source flow, or to protect globally several mid-rate flows within a single FECFRAME instance. They are also a good solution whenever the processing load of a software encoder or decoder must be kept to a minimum.


Vincent Roca (
Mathieu Cunche (
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