Equalisation for EDGE mobile communications

TitleEqualisation for EDGE mobile communications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsGerstacker, W. H., and R. Schober
JournalElectronics Letters
Pagination189 -191
Date Publishedjan.
KeywordsBER, bit error rate, cellular radio, communication complexity, decision feedback equalisers, delayed decision-feedback sequence estimation, digital radio, discrete-time allpass prefilter, EDGE mobile communications, Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution, equalisation concept, error statistics, GSM receivers, high-level modulation, minimum-phase overall impulse response, moderate computational complexity, radio access networks, radio access scheme, receiver input filter, suboptimum schemes, transient response

An equalisation concept for the novel radio access scheme enhanced data rates for GSM evolution (EDGE) is proposed, by which high performance can be obtained at moderate computational complexity. Because high-level modulation is employed in EDGE, optimum equalisation as performed in most GSM receivers is too complex, and suboptimum schemes have to be considered. It is shown that delayed decision-feedback sequence estimation (DDFSE) is a promising candidate. For various channel profiles, approximations for the bit error rate of DDFSE are given and compared with simulation results. It turns out that a discrete-time allpass prefilter creating a minimum-phase overall impulse response is indispensable for obtaining a favourable tradeoff between performance and complexity. Additionally, the influence of the receiver input filter is investigated


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