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Digital Pre-Distortion


Adaptive NON-LINEAR Digital Pre-Distortion: 


Faststream Technologies presents both Adaptive Nonlinear & Linear-Digital Pre-Distortion methods. Reducing or compensating for the nonlinear distortion from a nonlinear system is becoming an important need in many areas. Here a wide class of nonlinear systems adaptive digital pre-distortion techniques are presented. For estimating the coefficients of the pre-distorter, different learning architectures like the DLA( Direct Learning Architecture) and ILA(Indirect Learning Architecture) are considered. In the DLA approach, we propose a new adaptation algorithm – the Nonlinear Filtered of x Prediction Error Method (NFxPEM) algorithm, which can work for much better completion and much faster convergence in contrast to the traditional Nonlinear Filtered of x Least Mean Squares algorithm. All of these time domain adaptive algorithms require accurate system identification of the nonlinear system.


Signal Processing for Ultra-Wideband Transceivers


Here standardized and non-standardized UWBS and its implementation approaches are presented. These implementation approaches comprise The signal processing algorithms(SPA) to achieve the processing of ultra wide-band systems signals for transceiver front-ends as well as digital back-ends. With hybrid filterbank transceivers parallel position in the frequency domain can be achieved. The systematized MB-OFDM signaling strategy permits parallelization in the frequency domain by dispersing the OMM(orthogonal multicarrier modulation) to the multiple units. Moreover, the response of the channel to the wideband signals has been parallelized in the frequency domain and the consequences of the parallelization have been scrutinized. The declining of slight performance is observed, where the limiting effects are shortened sidelobes and filter discrepancy in analog front-ends. Performance losses measurement has been defined. For UWB signal generation, a novel broadband signal generation attitude is presented.


ISDB T Digital TV Modulator With Adaptive NonLinear Digital pre-distortion:


Integrated Service Digital Broadcasting (ISDB)-T Digital TV modulator is evolved to conform to terrestrial digital television of various countries like  Japan, Argentina, Brazil, and different South American country. The channel of the modulator can be encoded and the ARIB STD-B31 standard can be fully accordance in with the modulation mode. This ISDB-T modulator can assist a single frequency network, four ASI hot backup inputs, and a multi-frequency network. For improving the transmitter’s output performance, the ISDB-T modulator concurrently supports layered transmission, adaptive digital pre-distortion of nonlinear systems, and three transmission modes. Moreover, this device can be improved and managed along with the network system, which can be extensively used in the ISDB-T digital broadcasting network’s setting up and set-top box design’s production and test.


Main Features:


  • Completely observing ISDB-TB and ISDB-T (ARIB STD-B31) quality.
  • Assists 1 RF, the 1-10MHz clock of external GPS,4 ASI,1PPS, and 1RF input
  • A, A+B, A+B+C hierarchy modes Layered transmission
  • Aids  ISDB-T BTS input(up to 3 Layers) and TS input(one Layer only)
  • Contribute to SFN and MFN
  • Assist up to mode1(2k) with mode2(4k) and  mode3(8k) transmission modes
  • Helps in adaptive linear DPD(Digital pre-distortion)
  • Eminent RF performance, MER≥42db
  • The Output frequency range of RF: 1Hz step for 30~960MHz
  • Su temperature crystal oscillator, as high as 0.1ppm stability
  • Net management and LCD/Keyboard(SNMP)

Adaptive LINEAR Digital Pre-Distortion:


In Digital Pre-Distortion, a Digital Pre-Distortion can adapt to receive a digital input signal and output. An adaptive Pre-distorted digital signal, the digital Pre-distorter comprises the followings:


  • An input coupled to receive the digital input signal;
  • A first signal path coupled to the input;
  • The second signal path of Adaptive digital distortion coupled with the parallel input with the above said first signal path, encompassing a first digital pre-distorter circuit yielding a first pre-distortion signal. Whereas first digital pre-distorter circuit comprises a detector providing a signal related to the magnitude of the digital input signal and a Look-Up Table of gain error corrections indexed by said signal related to the magnitude of the digital input signal;
  • The third signal path, connected in a pair to the parallel input with the above said first as well as the second signal path, incorporated with the second digital pre-distorter circuit bestowing with a polynomial based pre-distortion operation on the input signal and supplying a second pre-distortion signal; A combiner circuit receives and combines the outputs of the first and second digital pre-distorter circuits with the output of the first signal path to provide a Pre-distorted digital output signal.


 An  adaptively linear Pre-Distortion  system, Incorporated:


  • An input adapted to receive a digital input signal;
  • A digital pre-distorter connected in a pair to the input and receives the digital input signal and gets output in a Pre-distorted digital signal, the digital pre-distorter contains a hierarchical filter, inclusive of a fixed coefficient filter and an adaptive coefficient filter coupled in series, to compensate for memory effects of the transmission system ;
  • A DAC(Digital to Analog Converter) is coupled to receive the Pre-distorted digital signal output of the digital pre-distorter and provide an analog signal;
  • An upconverter for receiving the analog signal from the digital to analog converter and converting it to an RF analog signal;
  • A power amplifier receives the RF analog signal and provides an amplified RF output signal;
  • An output sampling coupler is coupled to sample the analog RF output signal from the power amplifier;
  • A feedback circuit mesh, connected in a pair  to the output sampling coupler, embracing a down converter and an analog to digital converter converting the sampled RF output signal to a digitally sampled signal representative of the RF output signal;
  • A forward gain mapping circuit is connected in parallel to accept the input signal and provide a model of the effect of the digital pre-distorter and power amplifier on the input signal;


An error generator circuit is coupled to collect the output of the forward gain mapping circuit and the digitally sampled signal from the feedback circuit path and supplies a digital error signal from the contrast of the signals, and an adaptive coefficient estimator circuit is connected in parallel to collect the digital signal input as well as the digital error signal and providing updated pre-distortion coefficients to the adaptive filter in said digital pre-distorter.