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This paper presents a novel analysis on the decoding convergence of Time Hopping (TH) and Direct Sequence (DS) Code-Division Multiple-Access (CDMA) Ultrawide Bandwidth (UWB) systems when communicating over multipath Nakagami channels. The analysis is based on the Extrinsic Information Transfer (EXIT) chart where the UWB systems are serially concatenated pulse-position modulated TH and code-synchronous DS-CDMA. It is shown from an EXIT chart analysis that the multipath diversity can yield a larger area under the EXIT curve of the inner detector. This area is related to the achievable rate of the system and it can be exploited with the aid of iterative detection. Simulation results of the iteratively detected TH and DS-CDMA UWB schemes verify the EXIT chart analysis.
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