Optimizing the capacity of orthogonal and biorthogonal DMT channels

P. P. Vaidyanathan, Yuan-Pei Lin, Sony Akkarakaran, See May Phoong

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The uniform DFT filter bank has been used routinely in discrete multitone modulation (DMT) systems because of implementation efficiency. It has recently been shown that principal component filter banks (PCFB) which are known to be optimal for data compression and denoising applications, are also optimal for a number of criteria in DMT communication. In this paper we show that such filter banks are optimal even when scalar prefilters and postfilters are used around the channel. We show that the theoretically optimum scalar prefilter is the half-whitening solution, well known in data compression theory. We conclude with the observation that the PCFB continues to be optimal for the maximization of theoretical capacity as well.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7075367
JournalEuropean Signal Processing Conference
Issue numberMarch
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2000
Event2000 10th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2000 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 4 Sep 20008 Sep 2000

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