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Publication Citation: Large-Signal Behavioral Model of a Packaged RF Amplifier Based on QPSK- Like Multisine Measurements

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Author(s): Maciej Myslinski; Dominique Schreurs; Catherine A. Remley; Michael McKinley; Bart Nauwelaers;
Title: Large-Signal Behavioral Model of a Packaged RF Amplifier Based on QPSK- Like Multisine Measurements
Published: October 03, 2005
Abstract: This work presents a large-signal time-domain behavioral model of an off-the-shelf RF amplifier based on QPSK-like multisine measurements. The multisine has been designed using an automated procedure. As a result, the excitation's Probabiity Density Function (PDF) approximates that of a realistic QPSK-modulated digital signal. The model accurately predicts both amplitude and phase of the complex envelope around the carrier as well as higher harmonics.
Conference: GaAs 05
Proceedings: European Microwave Conference
Pages: pp. 185 - 188
Location: Paris, FR
Dates: October 3-7, 2005
Keywords: Multisine, digital modulation, nonlinear vector network analyzer, large-signal vector measurements, nonlinear microwave circuits, time-domain behavioral modeling, wireless communication systems
Research Areas: Electromagnetics
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