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WCDMA User Equipment Output Power Calibration
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2003 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Uteffektskalibrering för WCDMA-telefon (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

To save time in Flextronics high volume production, the time for test and calibration of mobile telephones need to be as short and accurate as possible. In the wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) case, the output power calibration is the most critical calibration concerning accuracy. The aim with this thesis was to find a faster calibration method than the one that exists today and still retain accuracy.

The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) outlines the requirements of the output power and they must be thoroughly considered when choosing calibration method. Measurement accuracy and the behavior of the transmitter chain parameters also must be considered.

The output power in the WCDMA phone studied is controlled by seven parameters. The parameters are characterized in this thesis, and are found to be too hardware dependent to be predicted or to be seen as predictions from each other.

Since no parameter predictions are possible it was stated that all parameters have to be measured, and a new way of measuring them in a faster way is proposed. The principle of the new measurement method is presented, and the implemented software is tested and evaluated. The new method mainly makes use of the spectrum analyzer zero span function.

The evaluation shows that the new method is faster than the original and retains accuracy. The measurement uncertainties even seem to diminish, which implicates decreased temperature dependence due to faster measurement time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2003. , 44 p.
LiTH-ISY-Ex, 3354
Keyword [en]
Datorteknik, WCDMA, Output Power Calibration
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Computer Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1691OAI: diva2:19015
Available from: 2003-05-06 Created: 2003-05-06

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