Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Receiver I/Q Imbalance: Tone Test, Sensitivity Analysis, and the Universal Software Radio Peripheral

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Handel, P. ; Signal Process. Lab., R. Inst. of Technol., Stockholm, Sweden ; Zetterberg, P.

The problem of determining the gain imbalance, quadrature skew, and local oscillator leakage of contemporary radio frequency receivers by tone test is considered. A least squares approach for indirect estimation of the sought-for parameters is proposed, which is linear in six out of its seven parameters. The performance of the method, particularly its accuracy as a function of measurement time, imbalance parameters, and signal-to-noise ratios, is investigated. The theoretical predictions of the performance are illustrated by Monte Carlo simulations and experimental data that are obtained from testing several universal software radio peripheral (USRP) receivers. This paper shows that, for the studied off-the-shelf receivers, gain imbalance and quadrature skew may accurately be predicted (i.e., < 0.1 dB and <, respectively) by employing baseband data covering only a handful of full periods of the excitation stimuli. Using short records of data, this paper also shows that local oscillator leakage adding a bias term in the receiver baseband data may suffer from a systematic bias error on the order of 15 dB in the estimate. To obtain local oscillator leakage estimates with an uncertainty on the order of 1 dB, the measurement time has to be increased by two orders of magnitude.

Published in:

Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:59 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

March 2010

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.