Living and dealing with RF impairments in communication transceivers

Cetin, Ediz, Kale, Izzet and Morling, Richard C.S. (2007) Living and dealing with RF impairments in communication transceivers. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2007, (ISCAS 2007). IEEE, Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 21-24. ISBN 1424409217


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This paper provides an overview of the sources and effects of the RF impairments limiting and rendering the performance of the future wireless communication transceivers costly as well as hindering their wide-spread use in commercial products. As transmission bandwidths and carrier frequencies increase effect of these impairments worsen. This paper studies and presents analytical evaluations of the performance degradation due to the RF impairments in terms of bit-error-rate and image rejection ratio. The paper also give highlights of the various aspects of the research carried out in mitigating the effects of these impairments primarily in the digital signal processing domain at the baseband as well as providing low-complexity hardware implementations of such algorithms incorporating a number of power and area saving techniques.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: I/Q-mismatch, impairment mitigation, image-rejection, adaptive DSP, transceiver
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2008 09:40
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:33

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