Distortion Types Separation of QAM-16 Signal

  • Andrei E. Kiselnikov
  • Mikhail A. Dubov
  • Andrei L. PriorovEmail author
Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 184)


The spectral efficiency and signal quality are the main requirements for modern communication devices. This chapter describes a method of identification of QAM-16 signal distortion on the transmitter out. This method is based on the error vector magnitude analysis. The proposed method is compatible with all up-to-date measurement equipment. In addition, the features of modeling different signal distortion examined in this chapter. The method of reconstruction of real power amplifier devices characteristics is implemented in MATLAB Simulink. It allows to estimate the influence of non-linear amplifier distortion.


Error vector magnitude Quadrature modulation Nonlinear-distortion Distortion identification 



The reported study was supported by the ETMC Exponenta (Russian The MathWorks department).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrei E. Kiselnikov
    • 1
  • Mikhail A. Dubov
    • 1
  • Andrei L. Priorov
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.P.G. Demidov, Yaroslavl State UniversityYaroslavlRussian Federation

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