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Multi-tone design for out-of-band characterization of nonlinear RF modules using harmonic sampling
University of Gävle, Radio center for measurement technology.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Signal Processing. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Signal Processing. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2718-0262
2010 (English)In: 2010 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2010 - Proceedings, IEEE , 2010, 620-623 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we evaluate the generation of a multi-tone set for characterizing the behavior of nonlinear radio frequency (RF) modules in its out-of-band when harmonic sampling is used as digitizer. The purpose is to provide the reader with a tool to select proper frequencies and record length for a given application and test-bed. The method is based on simulations and the use of Sidon sequences. The proposed method is applicable to sparse discrete frequency multi-tones.

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IEEE , 2010. 620-623 p.
Keyword [en]
Harmonic sampling, multi-tone, power amplifiers, out-of-band errors, radio frequency measurement systems
National Category
Signal Processing
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24532DOI: 10.1109/IMTC.2010.5488231ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77957831915ISBN: 978-1-4244-2832-8OAI: diva2:351285
2010 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2010; Austin, TX; United States; 3 May 2010 through 6 May 2010;

QC 20150713

Available from: 2010-10-01 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2015-07-13Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Enhancing Radio Frequency System Performance by Digital Signal Processing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing Radio Frequency System Performance by Digital Signal Processing
2010 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this thesis measurement systems for the purpose ofcharacterization of radio frequency power amplifiers are studied.Methods to increase the speed, accuracy, bandwidth, as well as toreduce the sampling requirements and testing cost are presented. Amethod intended for signal shaping with respect to peak-to-averageratio reduction and its effects-improvements on the radio frequencyfront-end performance is investigated.

A time domain measurement system intended for fast and accuratemeasurements and characterization of radio frequency poweramplifiers is discussed. An automated, fast and accurate techniquefor power and frequency sweep measurements is presented.Multidimensional representation of measured figure of merits isevaluated for its importance on the production-testing phase ofpower amplifiers.

A technique to extend the digital bandwidth of a measurement systemis discussed. It is based on the Zhu-Frank generalized samplingtheorem which decreases the requirements on the sampling rate of themeasurement system. Its application for power amplifiers behavioralmodeling is discussed and evaluated experimentally.

A general method for designing multitone for the purpose ofout-of-band characterization of nonlinear radio frequency modulesusing harmonic sampling is presented. It has an application with thevalidation of power amplifiers behavioral models in theirout-of-band frequency spectral support when extracted fromundersampled data.

A method for unfolding the frequency spectrum of undersampledwideband signals is presented. It is of high relevance tostate-of-the-art radio frequency measurement systems which capturerepetitive waveform based on a sampling rate that violates theNyquist constraint. The method is presented in a compact form, iteliminates ambiguities caused by folded frequency spectra standingoutside the Nyquist band, and is relevant for calibration matters.

A convex optimization reduction-based method of peaks-to-averageratio of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing signals ispresented and experimentally validated for a wireless local areanetwork system. Improvements on the radio frequency power amplifierlevel are investigated with respect to power added efficiency,output power, in-band and out-of-band errors. The influence of thepower distribution in the excitation signal on power amplifierperformance was evaluated.

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SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden: Signal Processing, School of Eletrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, 2010. ix, 9 p.
Trita-EE, ISSN 1653-5146 ; 2010:030
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24536 (URN)
2010-08-20, 99:132, Kungsbäcksvägen 47 Gävle, SE-801 76, University of Gävle, 10:15 (English)
QC 20101001Available from: 2010-10-01 Created: 2010-09-14 Last updated: 2010-10-01Bibliographically approved

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