BER-based adaptive ADC-equalizer based receiver for communication links

  title={BER-based adaptive ADC-equalizer based receiver for communication links},
  author={Rajan Narasimha and Naresh R. Shanbhag and Andrew C. Singer},
  journal={2010 IEEE Workshop On Signal Processing Systems},
This paper presents the architecture of a non-uniform reference level bit error-rate (BER)-optimal analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and equalizer, for high-speed communication links. Finite precision analysis demonstrates that the use of the BER-optimal ADC does not increase the equalizer complexity/power significantly. An adaptive algorithm referred to as the approximate minimum BER algorithm (AMBER) is proposed in order to determine the BER-optimal reference levels. Finite-precision analysis… CONTINUE READING


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