The K -user multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) broadcast channel (BC) with no channel state information at the transmitter is considered, where each receiver is assumed to be equipped with either conventional antennas or reconfigurable antennas in which each reconfigurable antenna is capable of choosing a subset of receiving modes from several preset modes. Under general antenna configurations, the sum linear degrees of freedom (DoFs) of the K -user MIMO BC with reconfigurable antennas are completely characterized, which corresponds to the maximum sum DoF achievable by linear coding strategies.
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