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Designing Tone Reservation PAR Reduction


Tone reservation peak-to-average (PAR) ratio reduction is an established area when it comes to bringing down signal peaks in multicarrier (DMT or OFDM) systems. When designing such a system, some questions often arise about PAR reduction. Is it worth the effort? How much can it give? How much does it give depending on the parameter choices? With this paper, we attempt to answer these questions without resolving to extensive simulations for every system and every parameter choice. From a specification of the allowed spectrum, for instance prescribed by a standard, including a PSD-mask and a number of tones, we analytically predict achievable PAR levels, and thus implicitly suggest parameter choices. We use the ADSL2 and ADSL2+ systems as design examples.


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Andgart, N., Ödling, P., Johansson, A. et al. Designing Tone Reservation PAR Reduction. EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process. 2006, 038237 (2006).

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