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AbstractWe present simple upper and lower bounds to the distribution function of the sum of two random variables in terms of the marginal distribution functions of the variables. These bounds are then used to obtain upper and lower bounds to the error probability of a coherent digital system in the presence of intersymbol interference and additive gaussian noise. The bounds are expressed in terms of the error probability obtained with a finite pulse train, and the bounds to the marginal distribution function of the residual pulse train. Since the difference between the upper and lower bounds can be shown to be monotonically decreasing function of the number of pulses in the finite pulse train, the bounds can be used to compute the error probability of the system with arbitrarily small error.
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