Revisiting spurious-free dynamic range of communication receivers

@article{Lerdworatawee2006RevisitingSD,
  title={Revisiting spurious-free dynamic range of communication receivers},
  author={Jongrit Lerdworatawee and Won Namgoong},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers},
  year={2006},
  volume={53},
  pages={937-943}
}
The spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) is commonly used as a measure of dynamic range for the radio frequency and microwave front-end receivers. Although well defined in narrow-band systems, the definition becomes less clear in wide-band systems, when the nonlinearity is memoryless and the the noise figure is frequency dependent. To generalize the SFDR to wide-band systems, a meaningful physical interpretation of the conventional two-tone test is first developed. Based on this interpretation… CONTINUE READING