IP2 and IP3 Nonlinearity Specifications for 3G/WCDMA Receivers

The complete analysis of the nonlinearity requirements of a WCDMA direct conversion (Zero-IF) receiver is presented. This paper focuses on IP2 and IP3 requirements and covers all test cases defined in 3GPP, such as TX leakage, Intermodulation, Adjacent channel blocking, Narrow band blocking, In-band and Out of band blocking etc. The two tone IP2 and IP3 concept is further expanded into modulated signals. The formulas for computing IP2 and IP3 with modulated signals for different test cases are presented.
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