Digital calibration of RF transceivers for I-Q imbalances and nonlinearity

Erkan Acar, Sule Ozev

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11 Scopus citations

Abstract

As Radio Frequency (RF) devices become more complex, the specifications become more stringent. In order to guarantee successful operation and compliance to certain specifications, digital correction techniques that compensate the device impairments are needed. In this paper, we present an analytical digital in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) imbalance and non-linear compression correction methodology that improves the system bit error rate (BER). The gain and phase imbalances are corrected by using the gain and phase imbalance test data obtained during the product testing. The non-linear compression term is removed using Newton's method. The proposed test methodology is applicable for both burst based systems and continuous systems. Simulation results indicate that the proposed method improves the BER even under harsh noise contamination. The computational overhead of the compensation technique is minimal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2007
Pages512-517
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2007 - Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 7 2007Oct 10 2007

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2007
CountryUnited States
CityLake Tahoe, CA
Period10/7/0710/10/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Acar, E., & Ozev, S. (2007). Digital calibration of RF transceivers for I-Q imbalances and nonlinearity. In 2007 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2007 (pp. 512-517). [4601946] (2007 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCD.2007.4601946