State-of-the-Art Time-Domain Measurement and Modeling Techniques for Nonlinear Components and Systems
This presentation introduces and describes new and highly accurate time-domain measurement and modeling techniques applicable to nonlinear communications components and systems with bandwidths ranging to several GHz. An overview and comparison of time-domain versus frequency-domain measurements as they pertain to nonlinear components and systems will first be given. The development of baseband time-domain measurement techniques and system will next be covered that provides state-of-the-art measurement accuracies of time-domain waveforms critical to design verification, model construction/validation with operational modulated signals, and system troubleshooting. A survey of some common frequency-domain blackbox modeling approaches will then be described, followed by the introduction of a new systematic approach, called the poly-spectral method, that is based on the time-domain input/output measurements involving operational modulated signals. A more detailed summary of this talk is available upon request.