The term equalization can be used to describe any circuit or signal processing operation that minimizes ISI. The purpose of an equalizer is to reduce ISI as much as possible to minimize the probability of wrong decisions. The ideal response requires an equalizer that responds as the inverse of the channel. The ideal response is typically not practical; it needs more components, area and complex design. The cost and power constraints are the limits for such equalizers. The equalization target is to reduce distortion and BER to acceptable levels. The equalizer can be made of discrete components on PCB, integrated using silicon technologies like CMOS or BiCMOS or built into cables or connectors.
- Little Mean Square
- Recursive Less Square
- Infinite Impulse Response
- Little Mean Square Algorithm
- Linear Equalizer
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Atef, M., Zimmermann, H. (2013). Equalization Techniques. In: Optical Communication over Plastic Optical Fibers. Springer Series in Optical Sciences, vol 172. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30388-3_3
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