Selective Algorithm for Expanded Group Method of Data Handling Applied to Power Amplifier Modeling

Authors

  • Ana Paula Princival Machado Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) - Brazil
  • Vithor B. Nypwipwy Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) - Brazil
  • Caroline França Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) - Brazil
  • Eduardo G. Lima Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) - Brazil

Keywords:

Group Method of Data Handling, Laguerre basis functions, modeling, power amplifier, wireless communications

Abstract

Power amplifiers (PAs) are electronic devices commonly used in telecommunications that need to transmit information with high energetic efficiency. For this, it is necessary to use data manipulation methods that assist in the linearization of the output signal. Our previous conference paper presented two codes constructed based on the Group Method of Data Handling (GMDH) and which differ in their way of selecting the best coefficients to be used in the calculations of the neural network. The first method, called Embracing, assumes greater availability of data, while the second, called Selective, selects information from the beginning of the code. This work extends the previous GMDH models by expanding the PA inputs into Laguerre basis functions with a single real pole. The comparison among the different approaches employs experimental data collected from a GaN HEMT class AB PA and a Si LDMOS class AB. The most selective and computationally more complex structure, when searching for identification since from the first layers, expresses minor errors and the best results in the output for both Conventional and Expanded GMDH models, becoming a reasoned option for use in PAs. A normalized mean square error (NMSE) of -35.44 dB was obtained by Expanded GMDH with Selective algorithm and 5 inputs when using the GaN PA, whereas a NMSE of -40.35 dB was obtained by the Expanded GMDH with Selective algorithm and 4 inputs when calculated with the Si LDMOS PA data.

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Published

2022-09-17

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Selected Paper from Microelectronics Students Forum 2021