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A low power normalized-LMS decision feedback equalizer for a wireless packet modem

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4 Author(s)
Garrett, D. ; Bell Labs. Res., Lucent Technol., Sydney, NSW, Australia ; Nicol, C. ; Blanksby, A. ; Howland, C.

This paper presents a decision feedback equalizer (DFE) for a high-speed packet modem utilizing the normalized least mean squared (NLMS) tap update algorithm. The equalizer supports up to 43.2 Mbit/s uncoded data over a wireless channel with a 10% training preamble (48 Mbit/s with no training). In this work the rapid convergence of the NLMS algorithm is combined a technique for early termination of the tap training process to yield a low power DFE implementation. The low power techniques result in a 43% power reduction over a baseline design. Furthermore, low power synthesis techniques result in an additional 30% power savings on top of the algorithmic power savings.

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Low Power Electronics and Design, 2002. ISLPED '02. Proceedings of the 2002 International Symposium on

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