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The radio frequency power amplifier (RF-PA) within a digital wireless transmitter is a critical component regarding both the energy consumption and the signal quality. Especially due to today's broadband multicarrier modulation methods that generate signals with high peak-to-average power ratio, it is very hard to construct RF-PAs that achieve good energy efficiency and fulfill the strict linearity requirements imposed by the standard. Because of this, the digital predistortion (DPD) of RF-PAs has become a key technique for implementing energy efficient, high data rate wireless transmitters. This thesis investigates theoretical foundations and practical methods for the behavioral modeling and DPD of RF-PAs. The main contributions are a semi-physical model of the joint linearity-efficiency characteristics of RF-PAs, ... toggle 23 keywords

behavioral modeling digital predistortion radio frequency power amplifier wireless transmitter digital enhancement nonlinear signal processig linearity efficiency baseband passband even-order phase homogeneity fourier series volterra series chebyshev transform quasi-memoryless crest factor reduction dual-band envelope-tracking synchronization wirtinger-calculus wallis integrals


Enzinger, Harald
Graz University of Technology
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March 8, 2018

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