A Null Reshaping Scheme of Adaptive Notch Filter for RFI Reduction over CAP-Based VDSL Systems

Byeong-Sook BAE
Gi-Hong IM

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B    No.10    pp.2987-2995
Publication Date: 2003/10/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Transmission Systems and Transmission Equipment
ANF,  RFI,  RPE,  VDSL,  adaptive notch filter,  spectral null,  equalizer,  

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In this paper, a simple adaptive notch filter (ANF) scheme for reducing RFI over CAP/QAM-based VDSL systems is proposed. To alleviate the spectral null caused by notch filtering, a null reshaping scheme is introduced between the normal ANF and the decision feedback equalizer (DFE). The proposed filter scheme can control the width and depth of the null. The shallow and narrow null obtained by null reshaping reduces the loss of signal components and consequently improves the mean square error (MSE) at the output of the equalizer. The proposed null reshaping scheme also enables the infinite impulse response (IIR) type constrained ANF to have a smaller pole contraction factor α. This results in a fast convergence property in RFI frequency estimation with a recursive prediction error (RPE) algorithm. The performance variations of the proposed null reshaping are investigated with varying filter parameters. Compared to the conventional ANF, simulation results show that, at the expense of small system complexity, the proposed structure yields a 2-3 dB MSE gain and a fast convergence property for RFI estimation.