Bandwidth-Efficient Blind Nonlinear Compensation of RF Receiver Employing Folded-Spectrum Sub-Nyquist Sampling Technique

Yasushi YAMAO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E102-B    No.3    pp.632-640
Publication Date: 2019/03/01
Publicized: 2018/09/14
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2018EBP3100
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
blind nonlinear compensation,  sub-nyquist sampling,  spectrum-folding,  fading,  signal processing,  

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Blind nonlinear compensation for RF receivers is an important research topic in 5G mobile communication, in which higher level modulation schemes are employed more often to achieve high capacity and ultra-broadband services. Since nonlinear compensation circuits must handle intermodulation bandwidths that are more than three times the signal bandwidth, reducing the sampling frequency is essential for saving power consumption. This paper proposes a novel blind nonlinear compensation technique that employs sub-Nyquist sampling analog-to-digital conversion. Although outband distortion spectrum is folded in the proposed sub-Nyquist sampling technique, determination of compensator coefficients is still possible by using the distortion power. Proposed technique achieves almost same compensation performance in EVM as the conventional compensation scheme, while reducing sampling speed of analog to digital convertor (ADC) to less than half the normal sampling frequency. The proposed technique can be applied in concurrent dual-band communication systems and adapt to flat Rayleigh fading environments.