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EVM Calculation for Broadband Modulated Signals



Michael McKinley, Kate Remley, Maciej Myslinski, J. S. Kenney


We present a normalization that facilitates calculation of error vector magnitude (EVM) from measurements. We derive the IEEE 802.11a standard's EVM from a more basic equation. We compare EVM for various modulation types for a given power level under simple distortion conditions.
Proceedings Title
ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference
Conference Dates
November 30-December 3, 2004
Conference Location
Orlando, FL, USA


Digital Modulation, Error Vector Magnitude, Vector Signal Analyzer, Wireless Telecommunications


McKinley, M. , Remley, K. , Myslinski, M. and Kenney, J. (2004), EVM Calculation for Broadband Modulated Signals, ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, [online], (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created November 30, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021