Equalize using linear equalizer that updates weights using RLS algorithm
The RLS Linear Equalizer block uses a linear equalizer and the
RLS algorithm to equalize a linearly modulated baseband signal through
a dispersive channel. During the simulation, the block uses the RLS
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
and updates the filter weights once for each symbol. When you set
the Number of samples per symbol parameter to
a value greater than
1, the block updates the weights
once every Nth sample,
for a fractionally spaced (i.e. 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.
The port labeled
Equalized 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 Adaptive Algorithms 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 Adaptive Algorithms 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 modulation.
A positive integer less than or equal to the number of taps in the equalizer.
The forgetting factor of the RLS algorithm, a number between 0 and 1.
The initial value for the inverse correlation matrix. The matrix must be N-by-N, where N is the number of taps.
A vector that lists the initial weights for the taps.
When 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.
When you select this check box, the block outputs the error signal, which is the difference between the equalized signal and the reference signal.
When you select this check box, the block outputs the current weights.
See the Adaptive Equalization example.
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 Kurzweil, Jack, An Introduction to Digital Communications, New York, Wiley, 2000.
 Proakis, John G., Digital Communications, Fourth Ed., New York, McGraw-Hill, 2001.