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When compared to other linearization methods, adaptive DP provides sufficient linearization with less complex RF hardware by depending primarily upon DSP rather than analog manipulation. The adaptive DP system may be implemented in EDA software along with interconnected test equipment (arbitrary RF signal source and vector signal analyzer). Through the use of a training signal, a simple adaptive algorithm may be employed to update the LUT coefficients until an optimum setting is achieved and used to predistort the input to the amplifier. This "connected solution" approach can provide key information to design engineers for optimizing the DSP architecture of a PA. For future work, other issues are taken into account, such as temperature and electrical memory effects.
Date of Publication: Sept. 2005