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A novel mixer linearisation technique using frequency retranslation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIST Mobile Communications Summit, Thessaloniki, Greece
Pages570 - 574
StatePublished - Jun 2002
EventIST Mobile Communications Summit - Thessaloniki, Greece


ConferenceIST Mobile Communications Summit
Period1/06/02 → …


The inherent non-linearity of mixers in communication systems creates numerous undesired effects, which are particularly acute in broadband receiver design for software defined radio (SDR) applications. In this paper, previously investigated mixer linearisation techniques are summarised, and a new technique using frequency retranslation is presented. To the author’s knowledge, this linearisation technique is new. Two-tone-test results show up to 33dB reduction in the distortion products and a π/4-DQPSK modulated carrier yield 22dB suppression of adjacent channel interference (ACI)

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IST Mobile Communications Summit, 2002 Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This paper is based upon work performed within the framework of the IST project IST-1999-12070 TRUST, partly funded by the European Union. The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of their colleagues from Siemens AG, France Télécom - CNET, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A., King's College London, Motorola Ltd., Panasonic European Laboratories GmbH, Telefonica Investigacion Y Desarrollo S.A. Unipersonal, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., TTI Norte S.L., University of Bristol, University of Southampton

Research areas

  • mixer linearisation


IST Mobile Communications Summit

Duration1 Jun 2002 → …

Event: Conference

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