Patent Number: 6,480,532

Title: Echo cancellation for an ADSL modem

Abstract: An echo cancellation functionality taps a digital transmit signal from a transmit channel for processing through an adaptive filter of an echo channel to generate an echo cancellation signal. The adaptive filter has a transfer function substantially matching an echo transfer function which defines a relationship between the transmit signal and an unwanted echo component corrupting an analog receive signal. The echo cancellation signal is digital-to-analog converted to an analog signal and then subtracted from the analog receive signal to substantially cancel out the unwanted echo component. The echo cancellation functionality may be configured in a training mode to generate an error signal used to adaptively configure the adaptive filter transfer function to substantially match the echo transfer function. When in training mode, certain components of an adaptation loop which contribute to a feedback loop transfer function are selectively by-passed. The adaptive filter may comprise a least mean square finite impulse response filter implementing a predistortion function to account for the feedback loop transfer function.

Inventors: Vareljian; Albert (Nepean, CA)

Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.

International Classification: H04B 3/23 (20060101); H04L 012/00 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019