Behavioral analysis and dimensioning of UMTS transmitters baseband blocks

@article{Ghittori2005BehavioralAA,
  title={Behavioral analysis and dimensioning of UMTS transmitters baseband blocks},
  author={Nicola Ghittori and Andrea Vigna and Piero Malcovati and Stefano D'Amico and Andrea Baschirotto},
  journal={2005 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems},
  year={2005},
  pages={388-391 Vol. 1}
}
We present the design trade-offs for dimensioning the baseband blocks (DAC and reconstruction filter) of a direct conversion transmitter for the UMTS standard. A Matlab model performs a time domain analysis to evaluate the impact of each baseband block non-ideality on the overall transmitter performance. The proposed approach has been used to design a 0.13 /spl mu/m CMOS test-chip implementing the DAC and filter blocks.