Equalize using linear equalizer that updates weights with LMS algorithm
The LMS Linear Equalizer block uses a linear equalizer and the
LMS algorithm to equalize a linearly modulated baseband signal through
a dispersive channel. During the simulation, the block uses the LMS
algorithm to update the weights, once per symbol. When you set the Number
of samples per symbol parameter to
then the block implements a symbol-spaced (i.e. T-spaced) equalizer.
When you set the Number of samples per symbol parameter
to a value greater than one, the block updates the weights once every Nth sample
for a T/N-spaced equalizer.
Input port accepts a column vector input
Desired port receives a training sequence
with a length that is less than or equal to the number of symbols
Input signal. Valid training symbols are
those symbols listed in the Signal constellation vector.
Set the Reference tap parameter so it is greater than zero and less than the value for the Number of taps parameter.
Equalized port outputs the result of
the equalization process.
You can configure the block to have one or more of these extra ports:
Mode input, as described in Reference Signal and Operation Modes in Communications
System Toolbox™ User's
Err output for the error signal,
which is the difference between the
and the reference signal. The reference signal consists of training
symbols in training mode, and detected symbols otherwise.
Weights output, as described in Adaptive Algorithms in Communications
System Toolbox User's
To learn the conditions under which the equalizer operates in training or decision-directed mode, see Using Adaptive Equalizers in Communications System Toolbox User's Guide.
For proper equalization, you should set the Reference tap parameter so that it exceeds the delay, in symbols, between the transmitter's modulator output and the equalizer input. When this condition is satisfied, the total delay, in symbols, between the modulator output and the equalizer output is equal to
1+(Reference tap-1)/(Number of samples per symbol)
Because the channel delay is typically unknown, a common practice is to set the reference tap to the center tap.
The number of taps in the filter of the linear equalizer.
The number of input samples for each symbol.
A vector of complex numbers that specifies the constellation for the modulated signal, as determined by the modulator in your model
A positive integer less than or equal to the number of taps in the equalizer.
The step size of the LMS algorithm.
The leakage factor of the LMS algorithm, a number between 0 and 1. A value of 1 corresponds to a conventional weight update algorithm, and a value of 0 corresponds to a memoryless update algorithm.
A vector that lists the initial weights for the taps.
If you select this check box, the block has an input port that allows you to toggle between training and decision-directed mode. For training, the mode input must be 1, and for decision directed, the mode must be 0. For every frame in which the mode input is 1 or not present, the equalizer trains at the beginning of the frame for the length of the desired signal.
If you select this check box, the block outputs the error signal, which is the difference between the equalized signal and the reference signal.
If you select this check box, the block outputs the current weights.
See Adaptive Equalization with Filtering and Fading Channel for an example that uses this block.
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 Haykin, Simon, Adaptive Filter Theory, Third Ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1996.
 Kurzweil, Jack, An Introduction to Digital Communications, New York, Wiley, 2000.
 Proakis, John G., Digital Communications, Fourth Ed., New York, McGraw-Hill, 2001.