In this paper, a complete design procedure, together with robust system validation approaches, is presented for implementing a high-performance re-configurable digital predistortion (DPD) test platform for compensating for nonlinear distortion and memory effects induced by radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers (PAs) in the transmitters of modern wireless communication systems. This hardware and software co-operated test system not only enables effective validation for DPD algorithm development, but also provides a high-performance and reliable hardware-based linearization test platform. The experimental test was applied on a medium power Doherty amplifier, which was designed for 3 G/4 G wireless communication base stations. By applying our DPD algorithms on the proposed platform, more than 30 dB improvements in adjacent channel power ratio can be achieved for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System and long-term evolution signal excitations.
Type of Material
Cambridge University Press
International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies
Copyright (Published Version)
2013 Cambridge University Press and the European Microwave Association