Measurement-based diagnosis of wireless communication performance in the presence of in-band interferers in RF ICs

M. Nagata, S. Shimazaki, N. Azuma, S. Takahashi, M. Murakami, K. Hori, Satoshi Tanaka, M. Yamaguchi

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Abstract

In-band interferers in wireless communication channels are due to the high order harmonics of multiple clock frequencies used by baseband digital signal processing in a single-chip solution. The impacts of in-band spurious tones on wireless performance are explored with hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS) of the LTE compliant systems. RF receiver circuits fabricated in a 65 nm CMOS technology are involved in the HILS, for combining circuit-level interactions at the front end and system-level digital signal processing in the back end. Experiments exhibit the sensitivity of LTE communication throughput against substrate coupling noise from a digital noise emulator to the RF receiver circuits on the same chip. The observed response is equivalently confirmed with the input referred RF sinusoidal noise components intentionally added to the input RF signal with LTE modulation. The HILS enables hierarchical diagnosis of a wireless communication system from circuit-level interactions to system-level responses against noise coupling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMC COMPO 2013 Proceedings - 9th International Workshop on Electromagnetic Compatibility of Integrated Circuits
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages37-41
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479923151
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Workshop on Electromagnetic Compatibility of Integrated Circuits, EMC COMPO 2013 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2013 Dec 152013 Dec 18

Publication series

NameEMC COMPO 2013 Proceedings - 9th International Workshop on Electromagnetic Compatibility of Integrated Circuits

Other

Other9th International Workshop on Electromagnetic Compatibility of Integrated Circuits, EMC COMPO 2013
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period13/12/1513/12/18

Keywords

  • hardware emulation
  • hardware in the loop simulation
  • spurious noise
  • wireless communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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