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The influence of quantization of optimal FTN signals with PAM on correlation properties and level of out-of-band emissions

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Original languageEnglish
Article number012027
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2019
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventInternational Youth Conference on Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technologies - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 11 Jul 201912 Jul 2019


Usage of faster than Nyquist signaling (FTN) in practice is limited by the complexity of the formation and detection devices. Optimal FTN pulses may be formed via digital non-recursive filters. One of the important parameters that affect the performance of such devices is the number of quantization levels. In this paper, the influence of the number of quantization levels for optimal FTN signals with pulse-amplitude modulation on spectral characteristics, correlation properties and the probability of error detection is investigated. It is shown that at least 64 quantization levels should be chosen to provide almost potential bit error rate performance and additional spectral quantization noise about - 40 dB for volumes of channel alphabet upto 8. Decreasing the volume of channel alphabet allows reducing the requirements for the number of quantization levels.

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