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Volume 19, Number 4, Page 358 (1975)
Nontopical Issue
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Codes for Self-clocking, AC-coupled Transmission: Aspects of Synthesis and Analysis

by S. J. Hong, D. L. Ostapko
We consider NRZI waveform codes that satisfy a given set of run-length constraints and the upper bound on the accumulated dc charge of the waveform. These constraints enable the codeword to be self-clocking, ac-coupled, and suitable for data processing tape and communication applications. Various aspects of synthesis and analysis of such codes, called (d, k, C) codes, are illustrated by means of several examples. The choice of the initial state of the encoder is shown to influence the length of the data sequence over which the encoder must look-ahead.
Related Subjects: Codes and coding; Communications and communication networks; Magnetic recording