A new approach for evaluating the performance of a symbol timing recovery system employing a general type of nonlinearity

Panayirci E., BarNess E.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, vol.44, no.1, pp.29-33, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/26.476093
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-33
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


A new technique is presented for evaluating the jitter performance of a symbol timing recovery (STR) subsystem for digital data transmission systems, The STR system consists of any even-symmetric zero-memory nonlinear device followed by a narrowband filter tuned to the pulse repetition frequency, Exact analytical expressions are derived for the mean and the mean-square values of the timing wave, based on iterative computations of high-order moments of the input signal, Then, the root mean-square (rms) jitter performance is determined as a function of various system parameters such as the power series expansion of the zero-memory nonlinear device, the rolloff factor of the input pulse shape, and the postfiltering. Finally, the numerical results obtained from some specific examples serve to illustrate several aspects of the timing recovery problem.