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Wideband Large-Signal RF Measurements Applied to Behavioral Model Extraction



Catherine A. Remley, M. Myslinski, Dominique Schreurs, Bart Nauwelaers


This work presents for the first time wideband Large Signal Network Analyzer (LSNA) measurements used to extract a large-signal behavioral model of an RF amplifier. The methodology together with some important issues concerning the data processing is discussed. The procedure is illustrated using an example of a packaged buffer amplifier for wireless applications. We perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of the model's accuracy by means of wideband large-signal measurements and large-signal metrics respectively. Additionally, we compare these results with those obtained by a behavioural model based on narrowband LSNA measurements.
Proceedings Title
European Microwave Conference
Conference Dates
September 10-15, 2006
Conference Location
Manchester, UK


Digitally Modulated Signals, Large-Signal Measurements, Wideband Measurements, Wireless Communications
Created September 1, 2006, Updated November 10, 2018