Dynamic algorithm transforms for low-power reconfigurable adaptive equalizers

Manish Goel, Naresh R. Shanbhag

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In this paper, we present low-power reconfigurable adaptive equalizers derived via dynamic algorithm transforms (DAT's). The principle behind DAT is that conventional signal processing systems are designed for the worst case and are not energy-optimum on average. Therefore, significant energy savings can be achieved by optimally reconfiguring the hardware in these situations. Practical reconfiguration strategies for adaptive filters are presented. These strategies are derived as a solution to an optimization problem. The optimization problem has energy as the objective function and a constraint on the algorithm performance (specifically the SNR). The DAT-based adaptive filter is employed as an equalizer for a 51.84 Mb/s very-high-speed digital subscriber loop (VDSL) over 24-pair BKMA cable. The channel nonstationarities are due to variations in cable length and number of far-end crosstalk (FEXT) interferers. For this application, the traditional design is based on 1 kft cable length and 11 FEXT interferers. It was found that up to 81% energy savings can be achieved when cable length varies from 1-0.1 kft and the number of FEXT interferers varies from 11 to 4. On the average, 53% energy savings are achieved as compared with the conventional worst-case design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2821-2832
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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