Noise-Mitigation Techniques

The signal-carrying capabilities of wire will be stretched to the limit by high-speed services. Signal errors will be caused by noise on the line. Because broadband networks will be used to transmit video, errors cannot be tolerated—at least, not many of them—without severe picture degradation and even total loss of picture. Errors in data transmission generally are less severe than errors in video transmission because networking protocols can make adjustments. But in the extreme, errors in data transmission can lead to a loss of session.

Therefore, noise-mitigation techniques tailored to fast networking are to be used for RBB. The two most prominent are concatenated Reed Solomon forward error correction and spread ...

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