Digital Predistortion of Broadband Amplifiers for Cable Access

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment


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The event is free, refreshments are $5.
Chair: Comsoc SCV
Organizer: Comsoc SCV

Session Abstract:Next generation cable infrastructure, e.g. full-duplex DOCSIS, requires broadband RF amplifiers with high output power and good linearity.

It is difficult to meet the requirement even with GaN devices. Digital predistortion (DPD) has been proposed as a potential solution.

However, DPD for cable access is quite different from the DPD technique commonly used in wireless base stations. There are interesting issues, such as the Giga Hertz bandwidth and the BER performance.

Note: Refreshments are FREE for every one, you don't need to be an IEEE member!

Speaker: Qian Yu, PhD

Bio: Qian Yu (S96M99SM04) received the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1999. He is a Senior Principal Member of Technical Staff of Maxim Integrated, San Jose, CA. His research interests include signal processing in communication systems and architecture design of mixed-signal integrated circuits. He has over 40 referred publications and over 20 awarded patents.

Title: Digital Predistortion of Broadband Amplifiers for Cable Access

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