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Boosting LINC Systems Combiners Efficiency Through Ring-type Magnitude Modulation

Castanheira, M. ; Simões, A. S. ; Gomes, M. ; Dinis, R. ; Silva, V.

Boosting LINC Systems Combiners Efficiency Through Ring-type Magnitude Modulation, Proc European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO, Kos, Greece, Vol. -, pp. - - -, August, 2017.

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Abstract
This paper proposes a transmitter structure that combines a ring-type magnitude modulation (RMM) technique with a linear amplification with nonlinear components (LINC) scheme for power and spectrally efficient transmission based on bandwidth limited OQPSK signals, for either a linear combiner (LC) or a Chireix combiner (CC).
It shows that by controlling the transmitted signal's envelope through RMM, the range of the LINC decomposition angle is considerably decreased.
This significantly improves LC's power efficiency, and substantially reduces CC's spectral leakage while maintaining its high amplification efficiency.