Output Power Amplifier Effects on Harmonic and Amplitude Modulated Signals Distortions

  • Yuri A. BryukhanovEmail author
  • Kirill S. Krasavin
Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 184)


This chapter considers the nonlinear distortions of harmonic signal and Amplitude Modulated (AM) signal on the passage through single-ended and push-pull nonlinear power amplifiers with memory and without it. The amplifier characteristic is preset by the cubic polynomial. We consider two operating modes of amplifier for harmonic signal: cutoff mode and non-cutoff mode. Demodulation of AM signal is performed using a coherent quadrature amplitude detector. The distortion estimate based on Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). Dependence of THD versus cutoff angle for harmonic signal and THD versus amplitude sensitivity m for AM signal are calculated.


Amplifier Power Nonlinearity Memoryless Memory Single-ended Push-pull Distortions Amplitude modulation 


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  1. 1.Demidov Yaroslavl State UniversityYaroslavlRussian Federation

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