Zero-delay joint source-channel coding with a 1-bit ADC front end and receiver side information

Morteza Varastch, Borzoo Rassouli, Osvaldo Simeone, Deniz Gunduz

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Zero-delay transmission of a Gaussian source over an additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel with a 1-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) front end is investigated in the presence of correlated side information at the receiver. The design of the optimal encoder is considered for the mean squared error (MSE) distortion criterion under an average power constraint on the channel input. A necessary condition for the optimality of the encoder is derived. A numerically optimized encoder (NOE) is then obtained that aims that enforcing the necessary condition. It is observed that, due to the availability of receiver side information, the optimal encoder mapping is periodic, with its period depending on the correlation coefficient between the source and the side information. We then propose two parameterized encoder mappings, referred to as periodic linear transmission (PLT) and periodic BPSK transmission (PBT), which trade-off optimality for reduced complexity as compared to the NOE solution. We observe via numerical results that PBT performs close to the NOE in the high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) regime, while PLT approaches the NOE performance in the low SNR regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509010905
StatePublished - Oct 21 2016
Event2016 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2016 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 11 2016Sep 14 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2016


Other2016 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Signal Processing


  • 1-bit ADC
  • Joint source channel coding
  • correlated side information
  • zero-delay transmission


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