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A novel reconfigurable digital pulse-shaping filter has been proposed for a mobile terminal receiver that can drastically reduce power dissipation dependant on adjacent channel interference. It automatically scales the number of filter coefficients by monitoring the in-band and out-of-band powers. This new filter performance was evaluated in a simulation UTRA-TDD (UMTS terrestrial radio access - time division duplex) environment because of the large near far problem caused by adjacent channel interference from adjacent mobiles and base stations. The UTRA-TDD downlink mode was examined statistically and results show that this reconfigurable filter can save an average of 75% power dissipation when compared to a fixed filter length of 41. This will prolong talk and standby time in a mobile terminal.