Creonic Shows 100 Gbps Polar Decoder in International SENDATE-TANDEM Research Project

Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 10, 2019 – Creonic is pleased to announce its successful participation in the SENDATE-TANDEM (Tailored Network for Data Centers in the Metro) research project, which is a sub-project of the CELTIC SENDATE project. The project ended on March 31, 2019.

Creonic contributed to the development and demonstration of an advanced forward error correction (FEC) for future ultra high-speed fiber-based transport network architectures. The demonstrator consists of Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGA, running a simulation chain with channel  emulation and optical loop back for real-time measurements of frame and bit error rate performance of polar codes. It features a list polar decoder with a throughput of 100 Gbps and less than 1 µs of latency.

The project volume of SENDATE is €72.8 millions. The SENDATE-TANDEM consortium consists of 27 partners located in France and Germany. Main industry partners are Nokia Bell Labs France/Germany (former Alcatel-Lucent), Orange, Gemalto, and Thales. The German partners receive funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Germany. 

For more information please visit the SENDATE or SENDATE-TANDEM project pages.

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