Patent Number: 6,295,010

Title: 8B/10B encoder system and method

Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention a number of input bits are received in a first encoder circuit and the input bits are encoded to generate encoded bits in the first encoder circuit. An input disparity bit is generated from the encoded bits, and the input bits and the input disparity bit are received in a second encoder circuit. The input bits are then encoded into a number of output bits based on the input disparity bit in the second encoder circuit. According to another embodiment of the present invention an encoder system includes a first encoder circuit having a number of inputs coupled to receive a number of input signals, to encode the input signals, and to generate a disparity signal at an output based on the encoded input signals. The encoder system also includes a second encoder circuit having a number of inputs coupled to receive the input signals and the disparity signal to encode the input signals into a number of output signals at a number of outputs based on the disparity signal.

Inventors: Thiesfeld; Charles W. (Lakeville, MN)

Assignee: Seagate Technology, LLC

International Classification: H04L 25/49 (20060101); H03M 7/14 (20060101); H03M 007/14 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018