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Automatic Characterization of RF DACs for Software Defined Radio Applications

Ribeiro, D. ; Cruz, P.M. ; Carvalho, N.B.C.

Automatic Characterization of RF DACs for Software Defined Radio Applications, Proc IEEE International Microwave Theory and Tech. Symp., Tampa, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2014.

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Abstract
In this paper it will be shown a way to characterize RF Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) by means of Scattering Parameters. This allows an RF engineer, to understand which are the mismatches of a specific device relatively to its ideal behavior.
Several measurement results will be presented for different DAC configurations and compared with ideal responses.