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The error performance of various 8-VSB TCM decoders for reception of terrestrial digital television is analyzed. In previous work, 8-state TCM decoders were proposed and implemented for terrestrial broadcasting of digital television. In this paper, the performance of a 16-state TCM decoder is analyzed and simulated. It is shown that not only a 16-state TCM decoder outperforms one with 8-states, but it also has much smaller error coefficients.


Published in Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.

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At the time of publication Robert H. Morelos-Zaragoza was not yet affiliated with San Jose State University.