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Power amplifier linearisation using predistortion techniques

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColloquium on RF and Microwave Components for Communication Systems, Bradford, UK
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages6/1 - 6/6
StatePublished - Apr 1997


ConferenceColloquium on RF and Microwave Components for Communication Systems
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/04/97 → …


The authors have shown that polynomial predistortion has the potential to provide useful improvements in amplifier linearity. Improvements are achieved over a very wide frequency range: 100 MHz to 1 GHz using the same hardware. By careful design and balancing of delays it is possible to linearise over very wide bandwidths indeed, tests being conducted at up to 180 MHz instantaneous bandwidth. Although tests were carried out at up to 60 MHz tone spacing there is no reason to believe that wider bandwidths are not achievable. Due to the relative simplicity of this hardware this method of predistortion may well find application in both the base station and the mobile part of a radio communication system

Additional information

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEE Colloquium on RF and Microwave Components for Communication Systems Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank Professor J. P. McGeehan for the provision of laboratory facilities. The first author would also like to thank EPSRC for funding this work Other identifier: IEE Digest No: 1997/126

Research areas

  • radiofrequency amplifiers


Colloquium on RF and Microwave Components for Communication Systems

Duration1 Apr 1997 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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