SCINTERA NETWORKS, INC.
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|20130099862||LINEARIZATION OF BROADBAND POWER AMPLIFIERS - An RF linearizer and an associated method are provided for linearizing a power amplifier. The RF linearizer may include: (a) a quadrature up-converter for up-converting a baseband input signal that is to be transmitted by the power amplifier; (b) an RF analog predistorter controlled by a set of coefficients for predistorting the up-converted input signal; (c) a down-converter for down-converting an output signal of the power amplifier; (d) an error monitor receiving the down-converted output signal and the input signal for providing an error signal; and (e) a signal analyzer receiving the error signal, the signal analyzer using an out-of-band power spectrum of the error signal to optimize the set of coefficients. The input signal may have an in-phase component and a quadrature component.||04-25-2013|
|20130033317||PRE-DISTORTION FOR FAST POWER TRANSIENT WAVEFORMS - An apparatus and a method select and use parameter values for an RF power amplifier linearizer to pre-distort the input signals of a power amplifier, so as to achieve a linear output response in the power amplifier. The apparatus and the method select from a number sets of parameter values, each set of parameter values corresponding to a different output power range of the power amplifier. The set of parameters include a coefficient vector tailored for the particular output power range for that set. The power amplifier input power is repeatedly measured and filtered at various time intervals. The input power measurements may be filtered by a fast attack/slow decay filter, which follows the peaks of the measurements under operation of the fast attack portion of the filter and provides a low variance during operation of the slow decay portion of the filter. The coefficient values for the predistortion linearization of the power amplifier is adapted dynamically, in response to changes in the input power level of the power amplifier. In one embodiment, hysteresis is used to reduce the rate at which the predistortion linearizer hops between two sets of the parameter values. Using the apparatus and the method, good ACLR across a wide range of power amplifier output power is achieved. Such characteristics are particularly advantageous in a system in which waveforms having fast power transients are present.||02-07-2013|
|20110032033||PRE-DISTORTION AND MEMORY COMPENSATION APPARATUS - Pre-distortion and memory compensation apparatuses and methods for a non-linear component are provided. The apparatus comprises an adaptive block for generating a plurality of correlation coefficients, which are used to weight a plurality of synthesis work functions to pre-distort a given signal. The adaptive block can be driven by an error signal generated from a feedback signal from the non-linear component output signal and a delayed version of the input signal. The apparatus is capable of being operated directly at radio frequency. Also provided are apparatuses and methods for generation of quadrature signals, transconductance amplification employing negative resistance, variable-gain amplification, and envelope detection.||02-10-2011|
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