Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Podsiadlik, T;Dooley, J;Farrell, R
2012
October
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Improved Coding-Efficiency Two-Level Source Encoder for RF Switch-Mode Power Amplifiers
Published
4 ()
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TRANSMITTERS DESIGN
59
618
622
A Sigma Delta-driven RF switch-mode power amplifier is inherently linear only when it has a two-level output. At the same time, a two-level output generates the largest amount of quantization noise. This brief analyzes the effect of nonequal level spacing in a three-level Sigma Delta output and provides a method for shaping the corresponding error noise to regions outside the band of interest. Subsequently, the nonlinearity-shaping property is utilized to obtain an improved two-level drive signal based on three-level Sigma Delta modulation. The new binary drive signal is proven to have better adjacent channel leakage ratio and higher coding efficiency than a conventional two-level Sigma Delta modulator. In the investigated case, measured coding efficiency improves from 8.9% of the conventional two-level modulator to 21% of the modified two-level modulator.
PISCATAWAY
1549-7747
10.1109/TCSII.2012.2213432
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