An adaptive pre-distorter for the compensation of HPA nonlinearity

Dong Seog Han, Taewon Hwang

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A high power amplifier (HPA) is used for the amplification of transmitting communication signals. However, it produces distortions by creating AM/AM and AM/PM modulations in the transmitting signal. Accordingly, this nonlinearity results in bandwidth expansion and nonlinear distortion in the in-band signal. This paper proposes an algorithm for the operation of a pre-distorter, which is composed of a look-up table (LUT), that can compensate for the distortion produced by an HPA. For the fast initialization of the LUT, an estimation algorithm is also proposed for the HPA characteristics. Furthermore, an adaptive algorithm based on the minimization of the mean square error is proposed to compensate for the time-varying property of an HPA. The performance of the proposed algorithm is analyzed by applying the algorithm to an 8-level Vestigial SideBand (VSB) modulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-157
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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