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In this paper, exact signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) analysis of direct-sequence ultra-wideband (UWB) systems with Rake receiving in the presence of inter-symbol interference and multiple-access interference over a generalized Saleh-Valenzuela (GSV) channel with a generic pulse shaping function is provided. The SINR expression, for synchronized multiple-access, is first obtained without assuming random spreading. The GSV channel structure under consideration is a generalization of the Saleh-Valenzuela channel structure with generalized path-gain and path-arrival models, examples of which can include all the IEEE 802.15.3a UWB channel models and some of the IEEE 802.15.4a models. Then, by the novel treatment of renewal processes, the exact average SINR over the GSV channel statistics is obtained. Our analytical results well match computer simulations and can readily be applied to evaluate and improve the performance of UWB systems over realistic channel and interference models.