Influence of White LO Noise on Wideband Communication
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

Applying a spectrally efficient modulation to a wideband signal provides an extremely high data rate potential in millimeter-wave communication. In reality, wideband systems, as reported in open literature, typically suffer from insufficient signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and thus are not able to support high-order modulation. In a recent experimental study, we have identified that a high noise floor from frequency-multiplied local oscillator (LO) sources is a major data rate limitation in wideband systems. In this paper, we present a detailed study with a mathematical model to describe the influence of the LO noise on a communication signal through frequency conversion. Followed by experimental investigations using multigigabit 64-quadrature amplitude modulation signals, measurements are performed at frequency up- and down-conversions. Both cases show SNR degradation on the frequency-converted signals as the corresponding LO noise floor increases. We provide experimental proof that the nature of the LO noise floor is white, with nearly the same amount of phase and amplitude noises. Various ways to reduce the white LO noise floor through the new hardware design are discussed providing design requirements and considerations.

high-frequency local oscillator (LO)

white LO noise.

64-quadrature amplitude modulation (64-QAM)

phase noise

multigigabit

high data rate

Frequency multiplier

LO noise floor

multiplicative noise

millimeter-wave (mm-wave) communication

Författare

Jingjing Chen

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

Dan Kuylenstierna

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

Sten Gunnarsson

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

Zhongxia Simon He

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

Thomas Eriksson

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Kommunikationssystem

Thomas Swahn

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

0018-9480 (ISSN)

Vol. 66 7 3349-3359

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Ämneskategorier

Signalbehandling

Annan elektroteknik och elektronik

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DOI

10.1109/TMTT.2018.2814040

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2018-09-11