Creonic joins Consortium to Develop FEC Codes for Beyond-5G Tb/s Use Cases

Kaiserslautern, Germany, Sept. 12, 2017 – Creonic GmbH, a leader in communication IP cores, today announced its participation in the research project EPIC, funded by the European Commission under the program Horizon 2020.

EPIC aims to develop a new generation of forward error correction (FEC) codes, to enable practical wireless Tb/s link technology, corresponding to a 10x to 100x throughput improvement over state-of-the-art. The EPIC concept and methodology is shaped by the key finding that routine progress in silicon technology in the next decade will not be sufficient to allow FEC implementations to break the Tb/s barrier; Tb/s FEC will require not only help from silicon technology but also major innovations in FEC algorithm design and implementation domains.

A key EPIC objective is therefore to develop and utilize a disruptive FEC design framework that considers the FEC algorithm design and corresponding silicon implementation architectures in a unified fashion. Through such an integrated approach, EPIC aims to advance state-of-the-art FEC schemes (mainly Turbo, LDPC and Polar codes) to obtain the principal channel codes for beyond-5G use cases.

The EPIC consortium consists of eight partners from seven different countries. The project receives funding of 2.9 million EUR. It started on Sept. 01, 2017 and lasts for 36 months.


Learn more about the Horizon 2020 EPIC project!