From Code Design for Dependable Systems


We study here another class of error locating codes, namely Single-bit Error Correcting
and Single e-bit (within a b-bit byte) Error Locating codes, or SEC-Se/bEL codes.

9.4.1   Code Conditions and Bounds

Let Es be the error set consisting of all single-bit errors, and let Ei(Ej) be the set of e
or fewer bits errors in the i( j)-th byte excluding single-bit errors, where e < b and b is
the byte length. Thus Ei Ç Es = Ej Ç Es = φ for all ij, where f is the empty set. The
following theorem describes the necessary and sufficient conditions that characterize
SEC-Se/bEL codes.

Theorem 9.10   A linear code, described by the parity-check matrix H, corrects all
errors in Es and locates all errors in Ei, or Ej , where i ≠ j, if and only if:

where HT means the transpose of H.

Proof   It is apparent that conditions 1 and...

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9.4.2 Design for SEC-Se/bEL Codes The tensor product of the error correcting codes and the error detecting codes is also applied in the design of SEC-Se/bEL codes. That is, tensor product of an SbEC...

9.3   SINGLE-BIT ERROR CORRECTING AND SINGLE-BLOCK ERROR LOCATING (SEC-Sb/p×bEL) CODES This section deals with the SEC-Sb/p×bEL codes, where B = p × b that correct single-bit...

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9.4.3   Evaluation Code Length   Figure 9.9 illustrates the relation between the information-bit length and the check-bit length of the SEC-Se/8EL codes for e = 2 and 6. In the figure the...

9.3.2   Design for SEC-Sb/p×bEL Codes 1. Codes Designed by Tensor Product — Codes I — In general, we can design the error locating codes by means of the tensor product of two...