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Alien Crosstalk Cancellation for Multipair Digital Subscriber Line Systems

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20062006:016828

  • Received: 30 November 2004
  • Accepted: 4 May 2005
  • Published:


An overview of alien crosstalk cancellation for DSL systems with multiple pairs is here presented. It is shown that when a common crosstalk source affects the receivers of multiple pairs, the noise exhibits a certain correlation among the pairs. In a DMT system, the frequency-domain noise samples are most strongly correlated between pairs when they correspond to the same tone. Thus, noise decorrelation algorithms applied independently for each tone can provide significant performance enhancements. Three possible methods are described for noise decorrelation, one is suitable for two-sided coordination and two are suited for receiver coordination among the pairs. It is theoretically proven that the data-rate performance of these three methods is identical from the perspective of the sum rate over all pairs. Simulation results corresponding to an ADSL2+ two-pair system with a T1 disturber are presented to illustrate the noise correlation property and to indicate the potential performance benefits.


  • Correlation Property
  • Significant Performance
  • Potential Performance
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Line System

Authors’ Affiliations

Broadband Communications Group, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Samaritan Drive, San Jose, CA 2043, USA


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