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On the Benefits of Non-Uniform Signaling in Chip-Asynchronous CDMA

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This paper explores chip-asynchronous CDMA transmission when single-user demodulation and decoding are used at the receiver. First, a chip-level channel model is presented to account for chip-asynchronism between different users. Using the model, the symmetric capacity of chip-asynchronous CDMA is investigated. Numerical results indicate that a sum rate of 2 bits per channel use is achievable when chip symbols {-1, 1} are utilized in appropriate non-equiprobable fashion. This represents over a 2.5 times capacity gain over traditional uniform chip signaling in chip-synchronous CDMA.

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