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DSL Advances by Peter J. Silverman, John M. Cioffi, Massimo Sorbara, Thomas Starr

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11.3. Spectral Balancing (Iterative Water-Filling)

Spectral balancing can be defined as a wide class of methods where systems may alter their power spectral densities for the common good of all DSL systems. This may be performed autonomously, and can be used with or without coordination. Generally, autonomous DSM improves all DSL systems' performance with respect to their current performance level (even if some have a fixed, nondynamic spectra). The more systems that execute DSM, the larger the improvements for all.

The situation for spectral balancing refers to the “interference channel” in information theory that appeared earlier in Figure 11.9. Each DSL transmitter and receiver are of the usual type for the line, but the spectra used may be ...

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