Low-Power Adaptive Equalization Techniques for Mobile Communication

C.J.E. van Heerde, C.H. Slump, O.E. Herrmann

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    Inter symbol interference is a well-known problem in mobile communications. This type of interference can be reduced by an adaptive equalizer. For the reduction of ISI in a mobile indoor environment complying to DECT, an adaptive equalizer has to be implemented in the mobile unit. Hence the extra required power consumption should be minimal. Therefore, the computational complexity of the equalizer algorithm is important. The purpose of the research presented in this paper, is to investigate the implementation of an adaptive equalizer in finite precision arithmetic. Scaling methods are used to reduce the wordlength to the mimimum value at which the algorithm still has the same ISI performance as with floating point computation. We present simulated scatter diagrams of different channels for Fast Transversal Filter (FTF) based equalizer structures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEPMCC '97
    Subtitle of host publication2. EPMCC '97, the Second European Personal Mobile Communications Conference together with 3. ITG-Fachtagung "Mobile Kommunikation"
    EditorsBernhard Walke
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherVDE Verlag
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9783800723072
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event2nd European Personal Mobile Communications Conference, EPMCC 1997 - Bonn, Germany
    Duration: 30 Sept 19972 Oct 1997
    Conference number: 2

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    PublisherVDE Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0932-6022


    Conference2nd European Personal Mobile Communications Conference, EPMCC 1997
    Abbreviated titleEPMCC


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