“Building an ADSL Modem, the Basics”

  • Jean-Philippe Cornil


Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a new broadband communication technology that allows telephone companies to deliver multi-megabit data rate on their existing twisted pairs while simultaneously maintaining a traditional voice service. This new capabilities will boost multimedia internet applications by reducing the download time to a fraction of what it take today using classical voice-band modem.


Forward Error Correction Cyclic Prefix Quadrature Amplitude Modulation Impulsive Noise Signal Description 


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Further readings

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Philippe Cornil
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  1. 1.Alcatel Microelectronic Dpt - VA21AntwerpBelgium

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