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Evaluation of Nonlinear Distortion in ADCs Using Multisines



Catherine A. Remley, Nuno Carvalho, Pedro Cruz


This paper characterizes nonlinear distortion in an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) when it is excited by representative communication signals having non-constant time-domain envelopes. The effect of subjecting the ADC to signals that present a range of values of peak-to-average power ratio is studied in order to understand the impact of various nonlinear ADC mechanisms in the transmission chain.
Proceedings Title
IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Conference Dates
June 15-20, 2008
Conference Location
Atlanta, GA
Conference Title
Microwave Symposium Digest, 2008 IEEE MTT-S International


Analog-to-digital converter, nonlinear distortion, nonlinear measurements, nonlinear models, software defined radio


Remley, C. , Carvalho, N. and Cruz, P. (2008), Evaluation of Nonlinear Distortion in ADCs Using Multisines, IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, Atlanta, GA, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created June 15, 2008, Updated January 27, 2020