Tomas Nordström

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— In this paper we introduce Epiphany as a high-performance energy-efficient manycore architecture suitable for real-time embedded systems. This scalable architecture supports floating point operations in hardware and achieves 50 GFLOPS/W in 28 nm technology, making it suitable for high performance streaming applications like radio base stations and radar(More)
Dynamic spectrum management (DSM) improves the capacity utilization of twisted-pair cables by adapting the transmit power spectral density (PSD) of modems to the actual noise environment and channel conditions. Earlier proposed DSM algorithms do not take into account the standardized very high speed digital subscriber line (VDSL) constraints on the(More)
Communication over the copper twisted-pair channel is performed by transmitting and receiving differential-mode (DM) signals. In this paper, we extend the conventional DM receive scheme by incorporating the common-mode (CM) signal, which can be extracted at the end of every wire pair. We assess the potential of this idea for digital subscriber line systems(More)
—Dynamic spectrum management (DSM) is an important technique for mitigating crosstalk noise in multiuser digital subscriber line (DSL) environments. Until now, most of the proposed algorithms for DSM have been designed solely for the purpose of bitrate maximization. These algorithms assume a fixed maximum total power and neglect the energy consumption in(More)
—The common-mode (CM) signal in wireline transmission systems has proven to provide valuable information exploited for mitigating narrowband noise at the receive side. In this paper, we focus on the case of broadband noise. Treating the CM signal as an additional receive signal, we investigate the capacity of the copper cable channel for different levels of(More)
Narrowband radio transmitters like radio amateurs and broadcast radio stations are considered to be a serious problem for high-bitrate data transmission over twisted pairs. Due to its high power level, radio frequency interference (RFI) has the potential of overloading the receiver's analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Once the ADC is in saturation, any(More)
—Among all noise sources present in wireline transmission systems we focus on one special type: narrowband radio frequency interference generated by radio amateurs (HAM) and broadcast radio stations. This disturbance, characterized by high power and narrow bandwidth, has the potential of overloading the receiver's analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Once the(More)
This paper reports on a comparative study of several automatic speaker verification systems using the Polycost database. Polycost is a multilingual database with non-native English and mother-tongue speech by subjects from 14 countries. We present results for the first three baseline experiments defined for the database as well as explore the multilingual(More)