Date Added: Jul 2010
Power amplifiers are essential components in communication systems and are inherently nonlinear. The nonlinearity creates spectral growth beyond the signal bandwidth, which interferes with adjacent channels. It also causes distortions within the signal bandwidth, which decreases the bit error rate at the receiver. In digital predistortion system, an inverse characteristic of power amplifier is generated and its amplitude and phase are combined to the signal input. So the input signal is predistorted and the power amplifier response is corrected. This process has to be controlled at high accuracy to achieve a satisfactory compensation effect.