Digital Predistortion for Multi-Antenna Transmitters Affected by Antenna Crosstalk
Journal article, 2018

In this paper, a digital predistortion (DPD) technique for wideband multi-antenna transmitters is proposed. The proposed DPD compensates for the combined effects of power amplifier (PA) nonlinearity, antenna crosstalk and impedance mismatch. The proposed technique consists of a linear crosstalk and mismatch model block shared by all transmit paths, and a dual-input DPD block in every transmit path. By avoiding the use of multi-input DPD blocks in every transmit path, the complexity of the proposed technique is kept low and scales more favorably with the number of antennas than competing techniques. It is shown that all blocks can be identified from measurements of the PA output signals using least-squares estimation. Measurement results of a four-path transmitter are presented and used to evaluate the proposed DPD technique against existing techniques. The results show that the performance of the proposed DPD technique is similar to those of existing techniques, while the complexity is lower.

antenna crosstalk

multi-antenna transmitter

power amplifier linearization


digital predistortion


Katharina Hausmair

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

Per Landin


Ulf Gustavsson


Christian Fager

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Thomas Eriksson

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

0018-9480 (ISSN) 15579670 (eISSN)

Vol. 66 3 1524-1535

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Subject Categories

Communication Systems

Signal Processing



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