Multi-directional decision feedback for 2D equalization

J. K. Nelson, A. C. Singer, U. Madhow

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We propose an equalization algorithm that employs multiple decision-feedback equalizers (DFE)s operating in different directions and arbitration among the outputs of these equalizers to mitigate the effects of two-dimensional intersymbol interference (ISI). The multi-directional arbitrated DFE (MAD) exploits directional diversity to reduce the effects of error-propagation while maintaining complexity on the same order as a DFE. Simulation results show that, when four DFEs are used, the MAD algorithm can achieve substantial gains over a single DFE, including gains of over 10 dB at 10 -2 BER for simulations in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)IV-921-IV-924
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Montreal, Que, Canada
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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