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S. Haukka, J. Rusanen, A. Sethi, A. Pärssinen, T. Rahkonen and J. P. Aikio, "Broadband Analog Predistortion Circuits Utilizing Derivative Superposition," 2021 IEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NorCAS), 2021, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/NorCAS53631.2021.9599650.

Broadband analog predistortion circuits utilizing derivative superposition

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Author: Haukka, Sauli1; Rusanen, Jere1; Sethi, Alok1;
Organizations: 1Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-12-22


In this paper, we present two different broadband derivative superposition (DS) circuits for linearizing mm Wave integrated circuits and small power amplifiers implemented using 22nm CMOS SOI technology. By combining two parallel devices with different biasing different nonlinear characteristics can be provided. Measured results showed more than 30 dB IM3 improvement for conventional DS circuit values by utilizing back-gate voltage on an auxiliary amplifier. Above 3 dB gain expansion was measured by a complementary DS circuit, which uses parallel NMOS and PMOS devices. This offers a simple analog predistortion circuit for an integrated small power amplifier, for example.

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ISBN: 978-1-6654-0712-0
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-0713-7
Article number: 9599650
DOI: 10.1109/NorCAS53631.2021.9599650
Host publication: 7th IEEE Nordic circuits and systems conference, NORCAS 2021
Host publication editor: Nurmi, J.
Wisland, D.T.
Aunet, S.
Kjelgaard, K.
Conference: IEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research has been financially supported by Academy of Finland research projects MIMEPA (grant 323779) and 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927) and Infotech Oulu. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is acknowledged for silicon processing and technical support.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 323779
Detailed Information: 323779 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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