Linerization of RF-power amplifiers by using memory polynomial digital predistortion technique

Erdoğdu, Gözde
In modern wireless communication systems, new modulation types are introduced in order to support more users by considering spectral efficiency. These new signals are ensitive to nonlinearity when they have high peak to average ratio. The main part in the system that causes nonlinearity is the power amplifier. For power amplifiers, between linearity and efficiency, there is a trade-off. However, by using predistortion techniques, both linearity and efficiency can be obtained. In this thesis, various predistortion methods are explained and memory polynomial digital predistortion is studied because of its great advantages. The results are obtained by simulations through MATLAB and experiments. An open loop test bench is built up with real amplifier. During experimental procedure, as input two tone signal, 8psk modulated signal and pi/2 bpsk modulated signal are used. Predistortion with memory and memoryless predistortion performances are compared and superiority of the predistortion with memory is shown. Predistortion performance with respect to memory depth and polynomial order is also studied. Moreover, predistortion model range is investigated through evaluation of performance by applying predistorter function estimated at a specific bandwidth and power to other signals having different bandwidth and power. Besides these works, the details of predistortion algorithm and the problems that can be countered in practice are explained.


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Citation Formats
G. Erdoğdu, “Linerization of RF-power amplifiers by using memory polynomial digital predistortion technique,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.