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AFF3CT: A Fast Forward Error Correction Toolbox!

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Abstract

AFF3CT is an open source toolbox dedicated to Forward Error Correction (FEC or channel coding). Itsupports a broad range of codes: from widespread turbo codes and Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC)codestomorerecentpolarcodes.ThetoolboxiswritteninC++andcanbeusedeitherasasimulatortoquickly evaluate algorithms characteristics, or as a library in Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems orfor other specific needs. Most of the decoding algorithm implementations aim at low latency and highthroughput, targeting multiple Gb/s on modern CPUs. This is crucial in both simulation and SDR usecases:MonteCarlosimulationsrequirehighperformanceimplementationastheycommonlytargettheestimation of approximately 1012bits. On the other hand, the implementations in real systems haveto be very efficient to be competitive against dedicated hardware ones. Finally, AFF3CT emphasizesthe reproducibility of state-of-the-art results by providing public references and open, modular sourcecode.
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hal-02358306 , version 1 (11-11-2019)

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Adrien Cassagne, Olivier Hartmann, Mathieu Leonardon, Kun He, Camille Leroux, et al.. AFF3CT: A Fast Forward Error Correction Toolbox!. SoftwareX, 2019, 10, pp.100345. ⟨10.1016/j.softx.2019.100345⟩. ⟨hal-02358306⟩
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