Timing Recovery in Digital Synchronous Data Receivers

  title={Timing Recovery in Digital Synchronous Data Receivers},
  author={Kurt H. Mueller and M. Muller},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Commun.},
A new class of fast-converging timing recovery methods for synchronous digital data receivers is investigated. Starting with a worst-case timing offset, convergence with random binary data will typically occur within 10-20 symbols. The input signal is sampled at the baud rate; these samples are then processed to derive a suitable control signal to adjust the timing phase. A general method is outlined to obtain near-minimum-variance estimates of the timing offset with respect to a given steady… 

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