A Low-Delay Multimode Speech Terminal


Woodard, J.P., Torrance, J.M. and Hanzo, L. (1996) A Low-Delay Multimode Speech Terminal. of VTC'96, Atlanta, USA, Georgia, 28 Apr - 01 May 1996. , 213-217.

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The intelligent, adaptively reconfigurable wireless systems of the near future require programmable source codecs in order to optimally configure the transceiver to adapt to time-variant channel and traffic conditions. Hence we developed a programmable 8-16 kbits/s low-delay speech codec, which is compatible with the G728 16 kbits/s ITU codec [1] at its top rate and offers a graceful trade-off between speech quality and bit rate in the range 816 kbits/s. The issues of robustness against channel errors strongly influenced the algorithmic design of the 8-16 kbits/s speech codec, and hence special attention is devoted to these issues. Source-matched Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) codecs combined with un-equal protection pilot-assisted 4- and 16-level quadrature amplitude modulation (4-QAM, 16-QAM) are employed in order to transmit both the 8 and the 16 kbits/s coded speech bits at a signalling rate of 10.4 kBd. In a bandwidth of 1728 kHz, which is used by the Digital European Cordless Telephone (DECT) system 55 duplex or 110 simplex time slots can be created. Good toll quality speech is delivered in an equivalent bandwidth of 15.71 kHz, if the channel signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) are in excess of about 18 and 26 dB for the lower and higher speech quality 4-QAM and 16-QAM modes, respectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Event Dates: April 28-May 1, 1996 Organisation: IEEE Address: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Comms, Signal Processing & Control
ePrint ID: 257166
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2003
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:59
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/257166

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