Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (1994)

Pacific Grove, CA, USA

Oct. 31, 1994 to Nov. 2, 1994

ISSN: 1058-6393

ISBN: 0-8186-6405-3

pp: 1525-1529

C.S. Modlin , Inf. Syst. Lab., Stanford Univ., CA, USA

J.M. Cioffi , Inf. Syst. Lab., Stanford Univ., CA, USA

ABSTRACT

The least-mean-square (LMS) algorithm used to adapt the feedforward and feedback filters of a decision feedback equalizer (DFE) is often poorly conditioned. The result is that convergence is slow and misadjustment large. We propose a restructuring of the DFE that will improve the performance of the adaptive algorithm without changing the efficacy of the equalizer. In particular, we propose two similar designs neither of which requires a matrix inversion or matrix multiplication. One takes advantage of some a priori knowledge of the channel and the other draws on simple channel identification as part of the adaptive process to facilitate the algorithm.<>

INDEX TERMS

decision feedback equalisers, adaptive equalisers, adaptive filters, filtering theory, adaptive signal processing, feedforward, convergence of numerical methods, telecommunication channels, least mean squares methods

CITATION

C. Modlin and J. Cioffi, "A restructured decision feedback equalizer for facilitating the LMS algorithm,"

*Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers(ACSSC)*, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 1995, pp. 1525-1529.

doi:10.1109/ACSSC.1994.471713

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