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Intra-Symbol Windowing for Egress Reduction in DMT Transmitters

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20062006:070387

  • Received: 28 December 2004
  • Accepted: 22 July 2005
  • Published:


Discrete multitone (DMT) uses an inverse discrete Fourier transform (IDFT) to modulate data on the carriers. The high sidelobes of the IDFT filter bank used can lead to spurious emissions (egress) in unauthorized frequency bands. Applying a window function within the DMT symbol can alleviate this. However, window functions either require additional redundancy or will introduce distortions that are generally not easy to compensate for. In this paper, a special class of window functions is constructed that corresponds to a precoding at the transmitter. These do not require any additional redundancy and need only a modest amount of additional processing at the receiver. The results can be used to increase the spectral containment of DMT-based wired communications such as ADSL and VDSL (i.e., asymmetric, resp., very-high-bitrate digital subscriber loop).


  • Fourier
  • Fourier Transform
  • Information Technology
  • Frequency Band
  • Quantum Information


Authors’ Affiliations

ESAT/SCD-SISTA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Heverlee, 3001, Belgium
Broadcom Corporation, Mechelen, 2800, Belgium
Alcatel Bell, Antwerp, 2018, Belgium


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