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We prospectively compared, within the same center and during the same period of time, the perioperative parameters as well as the oncological and functional results of both open retropubic (ORP) and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP). From September 1999 to September 2001, 162 patients with prostate cancer were treated with radical prostatectomy, 77… (More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new minimally invasive surgical procedure, the Trans-obturator Vaginal Tape (TOT) in the treatment of female urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) and to analyse functional results and quality of life after one year of follow up. MATERIAL AND METHOD 120 consecutive women with stress… (More)
In this paper we present a new measurement solution for the characterization of high frequency devices under large signal operating conditions. It is shown how a device-under-test (DUT) is put under large signal operating conditions and how one then measures the voltage and current waveforms at the signal ports in order to completely and accurately… (More)
Using a nonlinear black-box model based on the Volterra theory it is possible to describe the nonlinear behavior of a high frequency amplifier. Acquiring only a strongly reduced set of measurements it is easy to predict the load impedance curves anywhere on a Smith Chart. The classic load-pull approach involves the acquisition of a large amount of data and… (More)
This paper presents the Volterra input-output map as an extension of the S-parameters towards weakly nonlinear RF and microwave devices. This ‘VIOMAP’ can be measured and it can be used to predict the behavior of cascaded nonlinear twoports.
The modeling and balancing of IQ modulators and the development of linearization techniques for power amplifiers (PA) such as output baseband modulation (OBM) benefit from the availability of linear and nonlinear MIMO Volterra system parameters involving both baseband and RF signals. A triggered LSNA system is reported for this purpose. By synchronizing the… (More)
Novel generic frequency domain behavioural models are constructed for mixers and amplifiers. The modelling is based upon three concepts: time-invariant describing functions, linearisation and multidimensional curve fitting. The model parameters can be calculated based upon measured or simulated data. Model performance is illustrated on practical examples.
A new pulsed-IV pulsed-RF measurement system using a large signal network analyzer (LSNA) is proposed to address the problem of desensitization afflicting conventional pulsed-RF measurement systems. Several extraction methods using the entire spectrum measured by the system are presented to extract non-desensitized pulsed-RF S-parameters of a transistor.… (More)
To evaluate peri- and postoperative morbidity, and long-term oncologic and functional results of our laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) technique, comparing it with our standard open approach. Between 2000 and 2010, 54 patients underwent LRC for urothelial cell carcinoma of the bladder in two academic hospitals. The procedures were performed by two… (More)
It is shown in this paper how the classical concept of the “network analyser” can be extended towards modulated and large-signal operating conditions. The concept is demonstrated by measuring the saturated behaviour of a MMIC amplifier, excited by modulated signals with CDMA characteristics. It is then illustrated how the measured data can be used to… (More)