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  • Open Access

Analysis of Adaptive Interference Cancellation Using Common-Mode Information in Wireline Communications

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20072007:084956

  • Received: 4 September 2006
  • Accepted: 1 June 2007
  • Published:


Joint processing of common-mode (CM) and differential-mode (DM) signals in wireline transmission can yield significant improvements in terms of throughput compared to using only the DM signal. Recent work proposed the employment of an adaptive CM-reference-based interference canceller and reported performance improvements based on simulation results. This paper presents a thorough investigation of the cancellation approach. A subchannel model of the CM-aided wireline channel is presented and the Wiener solutions for different adaptation strategies are derived. It is shown that a canceller, whose coefficients are adapted while the far-end transmitter is silent, yields a signal-to-noise power ratio (SNR) that is higher than the SNR at the DM channel output for a large class of practically relevant cases. Adaptation while the useful far-end signal is present yields a front-end whose output SNR is considerably lower compared to the SNR of the DM channel output. The results are illustrated by simulations based on channel measurement data.


  • Information Technology
  • Measurement Data
  • Performance Improvement
  • Large Class
  • Quantum Information


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Information Technology, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, Lund, 22100, Sweden


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