On the capacity of the discrete-time channel with uniform output quantization

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This paper provides new insight into the classical problem of determining both the capacity of the discrete-time channel with uniform output quantization and the capacity achieving input distribution. It builds on earlier work by Gallager and Witsenhausen to provide a detailed analysis of two particular quantization schemes. The first is saturation quantization where overflows are mapped to the nearest quantization bin, and the second is modulo quantization where overflows are mapped to the nearest quantization bin after reduction by some modulus. Both the capacity of modulo quantization and the capacity achieving input distribution are determined. When the additive noise is gaussian and relatively small, the capacity of saturation quantization is shown to be bounded below by that of modulo quantization. In the limit of arbitrarily many uniform quantization levels, it is shown that the difference between the upper and lower bounds on capacity given by Ihara is only 0.26 bits. © 2008 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wu, Y; Davis, LM; Calderbank, R

Published Date

  • November 19, 2009

Published In

  • Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 2194 - 2198

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ISIT.2009.5205826

Citation Source

  • Scopus