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The present invention uses a novel adaptive soft decision device in order to jointly optimize decision device and DFE operation. The soft decision device receives the input and output samples of the slicer and generates a feedback sample by non-linearly combining them with respect to a single decision reference parameter. Moreover, the soft decision device provides novel error terms used to adapt equalizer coefficients in order to jointly optimize decision device and equalizer coefficients.

Title
Joint adaptive optimization of soft decision device and feedback equalizer
Application Number
10/327280
Publication Number
7180942 (B2)
Application Date
December 20, 2002
Publication Date
February 20, 2007
Inventor
Christopher D Long
Maple Valley
WA, US
Thomas J Endres
Seattle
WA, US
Wonzoo Chung
Renton
WA, US
Agent
Kilpatrick Stockton
Assignee
Dotcast
CA, US
IPC
H03K 5/159
H03H 7/40
H03H 7/30
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