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The effects of I/Q imbalance on wireless communications: A survey

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 59th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS)
ISBN (Electronic)9781509009169
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)1558-3899


ConferenceMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Period1/01/00 → …


Radio frequency front-ends constitute a core part of both conventional and emerging communication systems. Yet, although hardware realizations practically suffer from several types of impairments that degrade the overall system performance, the corresponding effects are often neglected and transceivers are assumed ideal. This typically refers to effects that are typically related to amplier nonlinearities, phase noise and in phase and quadrature imbalance (IQI), with the latter being among the most critical ones. In this context, this work provides a thorough survey on the effects of IQI, aiming to highlight their important manifestations which depending on the considered scenario can result to destructive and occasionally constructive effects.