Effect of time-interleaved analog-to-digital converter mismatches on OFDM performance

Vo Trung Dung Huynh, Nele Noels, Pieter Rombouts, Jean Armstrong, Heidi Steendam

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For the extremely high sampling rate and high resolution required for multi-Gigabit orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) communication systems, time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are being considered. However, in practice, mismatches such as offset mismatch, gain mismatch and timing mismatch occur between the parallel sub-ADCs. This paper theoretically analyzes the impact of the different mismatches on the performance of the OFDM system. The theoretical results are confirmed by simulations and show that OFDM performance is strongly degraded, even for small mismatches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International OFDM Workshop 2014 (lnOWo'14)
EditorsAndreas Czylwik
Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
PublisherVDE Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783800735891
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational OFDM Workshop 2014 - Essen, Germany
Duration: 27 Aug 201428 Aug 2014
Conference number: 18th


WorkshopInternational OFDM Workshop 2014
Abbreviated titleInOWo 2014
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  • Mismatch
  • OFDM
  • Performance
  • Time-interleaved analog-to-digital converter

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