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[ii] Patent Number: 5,596,604
 Date of Patent: Jan. 21, 1997
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Primary Examiner—Stephen Chin
Assistant Examiner—T. Ghebretinsae
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Hickman Beyer & Weaver, LLP
A transmission system using multicarrier modulation applies FECC (forward error correcting code) coding and codeword interleaving differently to input signals from a plurality of different data channels to produce encoded data signals having different reliabilities and different coding delays. Bits of encoded data signals having relatively less delay are allocated to carriers that are subject to relatively more attenuation and/or channel noise, and hence that are allocated fewer bits for transmission in each symbol period, to reduce the effects of impulse noise. The data channels can comprise video, data, and control channels transmitted on an ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) two-wire telephone line.
22 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets