Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2007, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (2): 89-93.doi: 1005-8885 (2007) 02-0089-05

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RF power and I/Q imbalance calibration in B3G/4G MIMO-OFDM systems

LI Ya-zhuo; Zhou Ming-yu;ZHANG Ping   

  1. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Received:2006-11-26 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-06-30


Radio frequency (RF) front-end nonidealities in multi-input and multi-output (MIMO) systems are more serious than in single-input and single-output systems and must be calibrated. According to the effects of RF power and in-phase/quadrature-phase (I/Q) imbalance, calibration methods for multi-input and multi-outputorthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMC-OFDM) systems in transmitter and interference in receiver are improved, respectively, in this article. Furthermore, a calibration scheme including I/Q imbalance errors and amplitude variations is proposed and implemented in the B3G/4G time division duplex communication system. Simulation results show that the calibration algorithms are feasible, and the bit error rate (BER) performances for MIMO-OFDM systems are improved after calibrations.

Key words:

calibration; B3G/4G; MIMO-OFDM;front-end;I/Q imbalance

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