1-bit band-pass delta-sigma modulator with parallel IIR form for concurrent multiband digital transmitter

Takashi Maehata, Suguru Kameda, Noriharu Suematsu

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We propose an architecture for a 1-bit band-pass delta- sigma modulator (BP-DSM) that outputs concurrent multiband RF signals. The proposed BP-DSM consists of parallel bandpass filters (BPFs) in the feedback loop to suppress the quantization noise at each target frequency band while maintaining the stability. Each BPF is based on second-order parallel infinite impulse response (IIR) filters. This architecture can unify and reconfigure the split BPFs according to the number of bands. The archi- tecture complexity is proportional to the bandwidth of each RF signal and is independent of the carrier spacing between the bands. The conventional ar- chitecture of a concurrent multiband digital modulator, reported previously, has multiple input ports to the dedicated BPF at each band and so it cannot be efficiently integrated. Measurements show that the proposed architec- ture is feasible for transmitting a concurrent dual-band and a triple-band by changing the 1-bit digital data stream while keeping a data transmission rate of 10 Gb/s. We demonstrate that the proposed architecture outputs the signal with LTE intra-band and inter-band carrier aggregation on 0.8 GHz, 2.1 GHz and 3.5 GHz, each with 40MHz bandwidth in 120MHz aggre- gated bandwidth, whose bandwidth surpasses the bandwidth with carrier aggregation of LTE-A up to 100 MHz. Adjacent channel leakage ratios of 49 dBc and 46 dBc are achieved at 3.5 GHz in the concurrent dual-band and triple-band, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1152-1159
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul


  • Bandpass
  • Concurrent multiband
  • D/A converter
  • Delta-sigma modulator


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