Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 425–437 | Cite as

Accurate analysis of spectral regrowth of nonlinear power amplifier driven by cyclostationary modulated signals

  • Mahdi Majidi
  • Abbas Mohammadi
  • Abdolali Abdipour


In this paper we present an exact analytical expression to calculate the spectral regrowth at the output of a nonlinear power amplifier (PA) using the higher order cumulants and Poisson summation formula. This PA is driven by the filtered digitally modulated signals. To improve the accuracy of the calculations, the cyclosationarity of the input signal is considered. Moreover, closed-form expressions for the 1-dB compression and saturation points are extracted as a function of the PA model parameters, higher order statistics of the input signal, and the transfer function of the pulse shaping filter. In addition, an analytical expression for the adjacent channel power (ACP) and a closed-form expression of the ACP ratio are derived. This is followed by investigation of the effect of the PA nonlinearity on the performance of receiver. Simulation studies are carried out to verify the accuracy of the derived expressions. Excellent agreement between the analytical and simulation results is achieved.


Power amplifier nonlinearity Power spectral density Adjacent channel interference Average transmit and receive power Saturation and 1-dB compression points 



This work was supported in part by Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahdi Majidi
    • 1
  • Abbas Mohammadi
    • 1
  • Abdolali Abdipour
    • 1
  1. 1.Microwave/mm-Wave and Wireless Communications Research Lab, Electrical Engineering DepartmentAmirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)TehranIran

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