A Hybrid Quadrature Polar Modulator for Enhancing Average-Efficiency of 3G Mobile Transmitter with Power Control

by Chen, Chi-Tsan

Abstract (Summary)
This thesis aims to use a hybrid quadrature polar modulator (HQPM) for enhancing average efficiency of 3G mobile transmitter with power control. The HQPM consists of a quadrature modulator instead of a phase modulator in the polar modulator for processing the RF modulated carrier and a Class-S modulator for processing the envelope signal. In addition, the instantaneous magnitude of the quadrature modulated signal is propotional to the instantaneous envelope magnitude. As a result, the output feed-through and gain-compression phenomenon in the polar modulator can be improved. The digital baseband processor realized by FPGA can generate CDMA2000 1x baseband signal with excellent modulation accuracy. For enhancing the average transmit efficiency, the output PA is realized as Class-E design. But the Vdd/AM and Vdd/PM nonlinear effects of the Class-E PA distort the output signal. To solve this problem, a digital predistorter is presented to compensate the nonlinear distortions. The proposed HQPM-based transmitter can simultaneously achieve high efficiency and high linearity over a wide modulated output power range.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Kang-Chun Peng; Sheng-Fuh Chang; Tzyy-Sheng Horng; Tzong-Lin Wu; H.-R. Chuang

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:class e power amplifier digital predistortion hybrid quadrature polar modulator


Date of Publication:09/03/2007

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