IBM Journal of Research and Development
IBM Skip to main content
  Home     Products & services     Support & downloads     My account  

  Select a country  
Journals Home  
  Systems Journal  
Journal of Research
and Development
    Current Issue  
    Recent Issues  
    Papers in Progress  
    Recent publications  
    Author's Guide  
  Contact Us  
  Related links:  
     IBM Research  

IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Volume 27, Number 5, Page 432 (1983)
Communications Technology
  Full article: arrowPDF   arrowCopyright info


An Analysis of the Tolerance to Crosstalk Noise of a Pulse Width Modulation System

by D. I.-H. Park, R. D. Love
This paper reports the results of an investigation to determine the drive degradation caused by random noise in a pulse width modulation (PWM) system originally designed for communicating on coaxial cable but using instead twisted-pair cables. Presented are the analysis of the driver/receiver circuit, the theoretical modeling of the transmitted waveforms over the twisted-pair medium using ASTAP, and a methodology for trading off rms noise for transmission capability. The analysis of the effect of noise on drive distance as a function of allowable error rate is derived, and an example is provided. Finally, a simplified analysis technique is proposed to allow rapid calculation of approximate (yet conservative) results.
Related Subjects: Analytical models; Electromagnetics; Signal processing