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Novel efficient bit-loading algorithms for peak-energy-limited ADSL-type multicarrier systems

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3 Author(s)
E. Baccarelli ; INFOCOM Dept., La Sapienza Univ., Rome, Italy ; A. Fasano ; M. Biagi

We develop solutions for the loading of digital subscriber loop (DSL) multicarrier (MC) systems that present constraints both on overall available energy and maximum energy per carrier. In the emerging G.DMT-based systems planned for high-throughput multimedia applications, the constraint on the peak-energy arises from spectral compatibility issues. However, until today, optimal solutions for loading peak-energy constrained MC systems do not seem explicitly developed in the literature. Hence, starting from suitable applications of the Kuhn-Tucker conditions, we present the analytical relationships characterizing the optimal solution of the peak-energy-limited loading for the general case of concave "rate-functions", and then, we apply them in the context of the so-called "gap analysis". Thus, a low-complexity iterative algorithm implementing this solution is also developed, and its performance is numerically tested on several ANSI-standard asymmetric DSL (ADSL)-type loops impaired by crosstalk. Furthermore, a version of the presented loading algorithm that guarantees integer bit rates with low computational effort is also presented, and its performance is tested. The carried-out performance comparisons allow us to evaluate the throughput loss induced by peak-energy constraints in emerging ADSL-like services

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IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing  (Volume:50 ,  Issue: 5 )