Near minimum bit-error rate equalizer adaptation for PRML systems

J. Riani, Stefan J.L van Beneden, Jan W.M. Bergmans, A.H.J. Immink

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Receivers for partial response maximum-likelihood systems typically use a linear equalizer followed by a Viterbi detector. The equalizer tries to confine the channel intersymbol interference to a short span in order to limit the implementation complexity of the Viterbi detector. Equalization is usually made adaptive in order to compensate for channel variations. Conventional adaptation techniques, e.g. LMS, are in general suboptimal in terms of bit-error rate. In this paper we present a new equalizer adaptation algorithm that seeks to minimize bit-error rate at the Viterbi detector output. The algorithm extracts information from the sequenced amplitude margin (SAM) histogram and incorporates a selection mechanism that focuses adaptation on particular data and noise realizations. From a complexity standpoint, the algorithm is as simple as the conventional LMS algorithm. Simulation results, for an idealized optical storage channel, confirm a substantial performance improvement relative to existing adaptation algorithms
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2005
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7803-9414-3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2005) - St. Louis, United States
Duration: 28 Nov 20052 Dec 2005


Conference2005 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2005)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Internet address


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