Behavioral modeling of RF power amplifiers based on pruned volterra series

A. Zhu, T.J. Brazil
2004 IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters  
Behavioral modeling techniques provide a convenient and efficient means to predict system-level performance without the computational complexity of full circuit simulation or physicslevel analysis of nonlinear systems, thereby significantly speeding up the analysis process. General Volterra series based models have been successfully applied for radio frequency (RF) power amplifier (PA) behavioral modeling, but their high complexity tends to limit their applications to "weakly" nonlinear
more » ... " nonlinear systems. To model a PA with strong nonlinearities and long memory effects, for example, the general Volterra model involves a great number of coefficients. In this letter, we propose a new simplified Volterra series based model for RF power amplifiers by employing a "near-diagonality" pruning algorithm to remove the coefficients which are very small, or else not sensitive to the output error, therefore dramatically reducing the complexity of the behavioral model. Index Terms-Behavioral model, FIR digital filters, power amplifier, Volterra series.
doi:10.1109/lmwc.2004.837380 fatcat:l4qeo7wlefa4no7q6jftcjkcza