Semiblind Spectrum Balancing for DSL

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Digital subscriber lines (DSLs) technology is vastly used for high-speed data transmission. Crosstalk is one of the main problems in DSL. The research community has done extensive work on how to optimize spectrum allocation across DSL frequencies and mitigate crosstalk, a subject that has been called dynamic spectrum management (DSM). This text presents a novel DSM solution, referred to as semiblind spectrum balancing (2SB). 2SB performs an optimization process with a virtual line, a fictitious line that represents to each user the damage it causes for all other users. With the aid of message exchanges between modems and a central agent, the method will adjust the virtual line's parameters so that it represents the real crosstalk scenario in the binder. In this paper, we provide the conditions for how such a situation can be achieved and show that it can do so with semicentralization, low complexity and limited crosstalk channel information-only the ratios between crosstalk channels are necessary. Performance is very close to optimal.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


  • dynamic spectrum, Digital subscriber lines (DSLs), discrete multi-tone, optimization, management (DSM)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3717-3727
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch