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8B/10B Encoding

Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:34 am

When transmitting data, 8B/10B encoding refers to the algorithm for encoding the data for transmission where each eight-bit data byte is converted to a 10-bit transmission character. 8B/10B encoding supports continuous transmission and detects single bit transmission errors. This transmission encoding is used in a number of communications technologies including Serial ATA , Fibre Channel, ESCON, InfiniBand and Gigabit Ethernet.