Current radio frequency power amplifiers in 3G base stations have very high power consumption leading to a hefty cost and negative environmental impact. In this paper, we propose a potential architecture design for future wireless base station. Issues associated with components of the architecture are investigated. The all-digital transmitter architecture uses a combination of envelope elimination and restoration (EER) and pulse width modulation(PWM)/ pulse position modulation (PPM). The performance of this architecture is predicted from the measured output power and efficiency curves of a GaN amplifier. 57% efficiency is obtained for an OFDM signal limited to 8dB peak to average power ratio. The PWM/PPM drive signal is generated using the improved Cartesian sigma delta techniques. It is shown that an RF oversampling by a factor of four meets the WLAN spectral mask and WCDMA specification is met by an RF oversampling of sixteen.
|Journal||Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
- power consumption
- base station