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This paper introduces a method for bandpass cancellation of the quantization noise occurring in high efficiency, envelope pulsed transmitter architectures-or carrier bursting. An equivalent complex baseband model of the proposed system, including the -modulator and cancellation signal generation, is developed. Analysis of the baseband model is performed, leading to analytical expressions of the power amplifier drain efficiency, assuming the use of an ideal class B power amplifier. These expressions are further used to study the impact of key system parameters, i.e. the compensation signal variance and clipping probability, on the class B power amplifier drain efficiency and signal-to-noise ratio. The paper concludes with simulations followed by practical measurements in order to validate the functionality of the method and to evaluate the performance-trend predictions made by the theoretical framework in terms of efficiency and spectral purity.