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Live demonstration: Mixed-signal network analysis characterization and modeling platform

Cruz, P.M. ; Ribeiro, D. ; Prata, A.P. ; Carvalho, N.B.C. ; Vanden Bossche, M.V.B.

Live demonstration: Mixed-signal network analysis characterization and modeling platform, Proc IEEE International Symp. on Circuits and Systems - ISCAS, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, May, 2015.

Digital Object Identifier: dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2015.7169031

Abstract
This demonstrator presents a novel framework for the characterization and modeling of mixed-signal systems. It will be shown that a joint analog and digital analysis is relevant for future radio-frequency (RF) components and devices. A characterization procedure suitable for mixed-signal systems is presented based on a National Instruments (NI) PXI architecture by analyzing the system in a scattering wave perspective at each port. This framework allows an RF engineer to integrate innovative mixed-signal models on available RF/microwave simulators, such as the NI AWR Microwave Office. An example of various analog-to-digital-converters (ADCs) will be carried out by measuring its linear parameters, and then using it inside a simulator tool.