hard-limiting

hard-limiting

[′härd ‚lim·əd·iŋ]
(communications)
Limiting condition for which there is little variation in the output signal over the input signal range where the input is subject to limiting.
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Examples compare Gaussian, soft-limiting, and hard-limiting code performance under a chip-synchronous assumption, and combine optical time-division multiple access with synchronous optical code-division multiple access in the same synchronous network.
A hard-limiting amplifier, resulting in AM-to-AM conversion, will limit the amplitude of the output signal, but will not affect its phase.
1 dB variation over the input signal dynamic range, assuming the limiter is driven into hard-limiting either by a signal or by noise.