WCSE 2016
ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.014

Linearization Approach of Combined Digital Predistortion with Crest Factor Reduction

Zhinian Luo, Zhenpeng Huang

Abstract— In recent years, digital predistortion (DPD) has been wildly used in the nonlinear compensation of power amplifier. However, saturation distortion which caused by high peak-to-average ratios (PAPR) of the input signal cannot be compensated by DPD perfectly. Therefore, power amplifier should work in certain back-off and results in low efficiency. In this paper, a new method of combined adaptive DPD and crest factor reduction (CFR) is proposed to reduce PAPR, which uses selective mapping (SLM) and companding transform (CT). Besides, an adaptive DPD utilized the LS-LMS algorithm is proposed, which shows stable and fast convergence in the proposed system. Simulation results show that the proposed method can achieve a desirable linearization performance and decrease the predistorted signal’s PAPR by 7dB.

Index Terms— digital predistortion, power amplifier, selective mapping, adaptive, companding transform.

Zhinian Luo, Zhenpeng Huang
School of Hunan University, CHINA


Cite: Zhinian Luo, Zhenpeng Huang, "Linearization Approach of Combined Digital Predistortion with Crest Factor Reduction," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 71-78, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.