Automatic digital pre-compensation in IQ modulators

J. Tuthill, A. Cantoni

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In digital IQ modulators generating Continuous Phase Frequency Shift Keying (CPFSK) signals, departures from flat-magnitude, linear phase in the pass bands of signal reconstruction filters in the I and Q channels cause ripple in the output signal envelope. Amplitude Modulation (AM) in the signal envelope function produces undesirable sidelobes in the FSK signal spectrum when the signal passes through nonlinear elements in the transmission path. A structure is developed for digitally pre-compensating for the magnitude and phase characteristics of signal reconstruction filters. Optimum digital pre-compensation filters are found using least squares (LS) techniques and we propose a method by which the optimum pre-compensation filters can be estimated using test input signals. This method can be used as part of an automatic compensation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1621-1624
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 1999 - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: 15 Mar 199919 Mar 1999


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