DC Offset vs temperature

Srdjan Milenkovic s.milenkovic at limemicro.com
Thu Jul 26 11:31:54 UTC 2012


Hi,

We need a bit more info to see what we can do to avoid at least cooling 
fan as it is expensive.

1. Was that proper temperature chamber measurement or just Rx on/off?

2. I think we are talking about two issues called phase error here.
     2.a IQ phase error caused by LMS Tx/Rx PLLs alone
     2.b Modulation phase error

Item 2.a should not be affected by temperature so much In 900/1800MHz 
frequency region. If we want to get it even better we can always make a 
look up table vs temperature to correct IQ phase error from FPGA.

Item 2.b is affected by both 2.a and Tx DC cal. Tx DC cal has already 
been addressed by Thomas.

Combining Thomas's idea of DC recalibration and, if necessary, making 
look up table for IQ phase error correction vs temperature should put us 
in good position to meet the specs.


Dr Srdjan Milenkovic On 26/07/2012 06:03, Alexander Chemeris wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Thomas has discovered that DC offset calibration for LMS is drifting a
> lot with temperature changes and this has detrimental effect on the
> modulation accuracy:
> http://code.google.com/p/umtrx/issues/detail?id=31
>
> One solution proposed by Sylvain is to tune modulation a bit higher
> using digital modulation, which should be straightforward with UHD
> which has digital mixer in FPGA.
>
> But I wonder what is a recommended solution for this temperature
> compensation for LMS in general. Srdjan, could you comment on this?
>

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