A nonlinear distortion compensation method with adaptive predistorter and negative feed-back for a narrow-band signal

Yitao Zhang, Osamu Muta, Yoshihiko Akaiwa

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Abstract

The adaptive predistorter and the negative feedback system are known as methods to compensate for the nonlinear distortion of a power amplifier. Although the feedback method is a simple technique, its instability impedes the capability of high-feedback gain to achieve a highcompensation effect. On the other hand, the predistorter requires a long time for convergence of the adaptive predistorters. In this paper, we propose a nonlinear distortion compensation method for a narrow-band signal. In this method, an adaptive predistorter and negative feedback are combined. In addition, to shorten the convergence time to minimize nonlinear distortion, a variable step-size (VS) method is also applied to the algorithm to determine the parameters of the adaptive predistorter. Using computer simulations, we show that the proposed scheme achieves both five times faster convergence speed than that of the predistorter and three times higher permissible delay time in the feedback amplifier than that of a negative feedback only amplifier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2331-2337
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
VolumeE91-B
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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