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An enhanced modulated waveform measurement system for the robust characterization of microwave devices under modulated excitation

Akmal, Muhammad, Lees, Jonathan, Jiangtao, S., Carrubba, Vincenzo, Yusoff, Zubaida Binti, Woodington, Simon Philip, Benedikt, Johannes, Tasker, Paul J., Bensmida, S., Morris, K., Beach, M. and McGeehan, J. 2011. An enhanced modulated waveform measurement system for the robust characterization of microwave devices under modulated excitation. Presented at: Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), 2011 European, Manchester, 10-11 October 2011. Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), 2011 European. IEEE, pp. 180-183.

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Abstract

This paper presents a refined modulated waveform measurement system for the robust characterization of nonlinear microwave devices when driven by broadband multi-tone stimuli. This enhanced system has the ability to present specific, constant impedances, not only to a large number of baseband (IF) components, but also to signals located around the carrier and significant harmonic frequencies. Achieving such comprehensive impedance control across wide modulation bandwidths is critical in allowing the 'emulation' of new power amplifier modes and architectures, and the subsequent waveform characterization of devices operating in these complex and often dynamic impedance environments. The enhanced system is demonstrated through a number of applications: firstly the experimental investigation and baseband optimization of a 10W GaN HEMT under ninetone excitation, and secondly, the emulation of a modulated Class-J impedance environment that interestingly highlights the presence of separate optimum baseband impedance conditions necessary for the reduction of individual IM products.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baseband; Harmonic analysis; Impedance; Microwave amplifiers; Microwave circuits; Modulation; Radio frequency
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781612842363
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 02:37
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/36837

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