Timing with dirty templates for low-resolution digital UWB receivers

Huilin Xu, Liuqing Yang

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As a rapid timing synchronization technique for ultra-wideband (UWB) communications, the timing with dirty templates (TDT) technique effectively collects the multipath energy even when the channel is unknown [7]. In this paper, we investigate TDT algorithms for digital UWB receivers with low-resolution analog-to-digital converters (ADC). Different from the original TDT in [7] for analog UWB receivers, our digital TDT synchronizers here can avoid the ultra-wideband analog delay elements which are difficult to implement at the IC level. Our analysis and simulations show that the (non)data-aided digital TDT algorithms remain operational even when the ADC resolution is very low.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Analog-digital conversion
  • Multipath channels
  • Signal detection
  • Synchronization
  • Timing

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