Reed Solomon Error Detection and Correction Library

Reed Solomon ECC is written in C++ and it is delivered as a DLL that can be linked with almost any application. Bindings for all languages are provided as needed.

RS library exports only 4 functions:

  1. Initialize(int,int) - initialize RS library with specifiying the total packet length and ecc length
  2. Encode(unsigned char*,int) - encode array of unsigned chars by specifying its length
  3. Decode(unsigned char*,int) - decode array of unsigned chars by specifying its length
  4. Uninitialize() - free up library resources

In addition, the library is available as template library (special order) - source code provided.

RS library is very simple to use as shown in the example below:

#include "stdafx.h"
#include "..\RSLib\RSLib.h" 

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
 // Initialize
  rs(4,2) - packet is 4 bytes, where 2 bytes data and 2 bytes ecc
 if(Initialize(4, 2))
  printf("Initialize success\n");
 else printf("Initialize failure\n"); 

 for(int k=0; k<4; ++k)
  for(int i=0; i<256; ++i)
   for(int j=0; j<256; ++j)
    // Create message packet
    unsigned char MsgPacket[] = {i,j,0,0}; 

    // Encode message packet
     printf("Encode failure!\n");

    // make a copy of good packet
    unsigned char MsgPacket2[] = { MsgPacket[0],MsgPacket[1],MsgPacket[2],MsgPacket[3]}; 

    // add some corruption
    MsgPacket[k] = i; 

    // Decode message packet
     printf("Decode failure!\n");

    // compare if fixing was successfull
    if((MsgPacket[0] != MsgPacket2[0]) ||
     (MsgPacket[1] != MsgPacket2[1]) ||
     (MsgPacket[2] != MsgPacket2[2]) ||
     (MsgPacket[3] != MsgPacket2[3]))
     printf("Comparison failure!\n");

 return 0;