High sum-rate three-write and non-binary WOM codes

Eitan Yaakobi*, Amir Shpilka

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Write-once memory (WOM) is a storage medium with memory elements, called cells, which can take on q levels. Each cell is initially in level 0 and can only increase its level. A t-write WOM code is a coding scheme which allows one to store t messages to the WOM such that on consecutive writes every cell's level does not decrease. The sum-rate of the WOM code, which is the ratio between the total amount of information written in the t writes and the number of memory cells, is bounded by log 2(t + 1). Our main contribution in this work is a construction of binary three-write WOM codes with sum-rate approaching 1.885 for sufficiently large number of cells, while the upper bound is 2. This improves upon a recent construction of sum-rate 1.809. We also give constructions of non-binary WOM codes which give better sum-rate than the currently best known ones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2012
Pages1386-1390
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2012 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period1/07/126/07/12

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