Bruce Wilson

Bruce Wilson is Director of Architecture at Broadcom's Data Controller Division and worked to advance signal processing and electronics for Data Storage for more than 20 years. Bruce received his Doctorate at Stanford University and has worked at IBM, HGST, LSI and Broadcom.


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A Study of Forward Error Correction Codes for SAS Channels

This paper evaluates the performance of several choices of Reed-Solomon code and shows how a frame-interleaved RS(30,26) code can achieve 1e-15 bit-error rate (BER) in the presence of burst errors. See the authors conclude that, as data rates go higher, current 128b/130b encoding is not a good option as the two-bit 01/10 overhead suffers due to its Nyquist pattern property.

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