IEEE Transactions on communications vol:49 issue:1 pages:109-119
An alternative receiver structure is presented for discrete multitone-based systems. The usual structure consisting of a (real) time-domain equalizer in combination with a (complex) 1-tap frequency-domain equalizer (FEQ) per tone, is modified into a structure with a (complex) multitap FEQ per tone. By solving a minimum mean-square-error problem, the signal-to-noise ratio is maximized for each individual tone. The result is a larger bit rate while complexity during data transmission is kept at the same level, Moreover, the per tone equalization is shown to have a reduced sensitivity to the synchronization delay.