The effects of nonlinear power amplifiers on the performance of a HiperLAN/2 system

N.A. Moseley, Roelof Schiphorst, Cornelis H. Slump

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    Real-world power amplifiers (PAs) are weakly nonlinear. The nonlinear behavior causes subcarrier intermodulation in OFDM based transmitters. This paper shows the results of simulations performed on a software HiperLAN/2 system with a nonlinear power amplifier model. We show that HiperLAN/2 is much less sensitive to nonlinearities of the PA when BPSK or QPSK modulated sub-carriers are used compared to QAM16 or QAM64 modulated sub-carriers. Both QAM16 and QAM64 require a PA backoff amount of at least 5 dB while BPSK and QPSK don't require any backoff. This means that BPSK or QPSK modulated OFDM is more power efficient.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationThe 2nd IEE/EURASIP Conference on DSPenabledRadio
    Place of PublicationSouthampton
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0-86341-560-1
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2005
    EventThe 2nd IEE/EURASIP Conference on DSPenabledRadio - Southampton, UK
    Duration: 19 Sept 200520 Sept 2005

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    ConferenceThe 2nd IEE/EURASIP Conference on DSPenabledRadio
    Other19-20 Sep. 2005


    • EWI-12022
    • IR-53728
    • METIS-226915

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