Broadband Direct RF Digitization Receivers

  • Olivier Jamin

Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP, volume 121)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Olivier Jamin
    Pages 125-149
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 151-162

About this book


This book discusses the trade-offs involved in designing direct RF digitization receivers for the radio frequency and digital signal processing domains.  A system-level framework is developed, quantifying the relevant impairments of the signal processing chain, through a comprehensive system-level analysis.  Special focus is given to noise analysis (thermal noise, quantization noise, saturation noise, signal-dependent noise), broadband non-linear distortion analysis, including the impact of the sampling strategy (low-pass, band-pass), analysis of time-interleaved ADC channel mismatches, sampling clock purity and digital channel selection. The system-level framework described is applied to the design of a cable multi-channel RF direct digitization receiver. An optimum RF signal conditioning, and some algorithms (automatic gain control loop, RF front-end amplitude equalization control loop) are used to relax the requirements of a 2.7GHz 11-bit ADC. A two-chip implementation is presented, using BiCMOS and 65nm CMOS processes, together with the block and system-level measurement results. Readers will benefit from the techniques presented, which are highly competitive, both in terms of cost and RF performance, while drastically reducing power consumption.

 ·         Provides system-level analysis of direct RF sampling & digitization receivers, from the antenna to the digital channel selection;

·         Includes analysis of broadband non-linearity, applicable for low-pass and band-pass sampling strategies;

  • Describes system-level design of an application-optimized signal conditioner, including a single-inductance multi-slope programmable RF amplitude equalizer, together with its control algorithm and a mixed-signal AGC loop combining RMS and peak detection.



Analog Integrated Circuit Design Broadband Non-linearity RF Antenna RF Design RF Digitization Receivers RF Microelectronics RF Receiver Architecture RF and Digital Signal Processing Time-interleaved Analog-to-Digital Conversion

Authors and affiliations

  • Olivier Jamin
    • 1
  1. 1.NXP SemiconductorsCaen cedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01149-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01150-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1872-082X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1854
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