SpectraLicensing Group is the exclusive worldwide
licensing agent, of FranceTelecom, for Turbo Codes and Turbo Code related
Turbo Codes were invented by France Telecom researcher, Claude Berrou,
in 1993. France Telecom is now the holder of the key patents for Turbo
Codes and associated applications.These patents are being made available
through the Turbo Code Licensing Program to ASIC and equipment manufatcturers,
as well as IP Core Developers on a non-dicrimanatory basis.
A patent license is required in most instances for implementation of Turbo
Code technology within a communications application, such as an ASIC,
DSP, FPGA, or software.
Turbo Codes are the most powerful form of commercially practical forward
error correction (FEC) available today, operating near the Shannon limit,
increasing bandwidth by 50%, and achieving greater power efficiency than
current commercially available FEC schemes.
Due to the advantages of Turbo Codes they have been adopted into several
worldwide communications standards such as:
802.16 and HiperMAN
To learn more about Turbo Codes and obtaining the required licenses for
your product, please contact our licensing representative Erik Johnson.