On symbol timing recovery in all-digital receivers

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Interpolating the original sampled sequence achieves timing synchronization in a digital receiver to produce another sampled sequence synchronized to the symbol rate or a multiple of the symbol rate. A Gardner's adaptive sampling conversion algorithm that performs this function is applied to the binary phase shift keying (BPSK) and 4-ary PAM. The simulation of the two schemes, in the presence of additive white Gaussian noise and intersymbol interference along with Gardner's algorithm and a fractionally spaced equalizer, showed that the algorithm gives good bit error rate performance for BPSK in all situations and at different sampling frequencies, but poor performance for the 4-ary PAM scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-332
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Telemetering Conference (Proceedings)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 International Telemetering Conference, ITC/USA - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Duration: 27 Oct 199730 Oct 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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