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Volume 27, Number 5, Page 432 (1983)
Communications Technology
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An Analysis of the Tolerance to Crosstalk Noise of a Pulse Width Modulation System

by D. I.-H. Park, R. D. Love
This paper reports the results of an investigation to determine the drive degradation caused by random noise in a pulse width modulation (PWM) system originally designed for communicating on coaxial cable but using instead twisted-pair cables. Presented are the analysis of the driver/receiver circuit, the theoretical modeling of the transmitted waveforms over the twisted-pair medium using ASTAP, and a methodology for trading off rms noise for transmission capability. The analysis of the effect of noise on drive distance as a function of allowable error rate is derived, and an example is provided. Finally, a simplified analysis technique is proposed to allow rapid calculation of approximate (yet conservative) results.
Related Subjects: Analytical models; Electromagnetics; Signal processing