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RF Behavioural Modelling from Multisine Measurements: Influence of Excitation Type



Dominique Schreurs, M. Myslinski, Catherine A. Remley


Behavioural models for RF devices are typically based on large-signal RF measurements. Until now, those measurements were usually limited to single-tone excitations. In this work, we focus on the use of multisines in the experiment design, and, more specifically, evaluate four types of multisine excitations with respect to their ability to generate accurate models. From our analysis based on experimental results, we can conclude that a multisine excitation with a constant amplitude spectrum and a random phase spectrum is the most appropriate to yield accurate behavioural models.
Proceedings Title
33rd European Microwave Conference 2003
Conference Dates
October 7-9, 2003
Conference Location


behavioral models, large-signal measurements, Multisine, multitone, nonlinear device models, nonlinear vector network analyzer, phase detrending, schroeder phase multisine.


Schreurs, D. , Myslinski, M. and Remley, C. (2003), RF Behavioural Modelling from Multisine Measurements: Influence of Excitation Type, 33rd European Microwave Conference 2003, Munich, -1, [online], (Accessed May 17, 2024)


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Created October 7, 2003, Updated January 27, 2020