Author: Poojan Wagh

Polar vs Cartesian RF Modulator Efficiency

I’ve been fielding quite a few questions lately about polar modulation. Indeed, polar modulators are theoretically more efficient. However, this does not need to be the case. I will highlight (technically, self-promote) a Cartesian scheme that can produce an RF signal as efficiently as a polar modulator—with fewer implementation issues.

Impulse Invariant Transform

Introduction The impulse invariant transform (IIT) is a method of taking a continuous-time system H(s) and converting it to a discrete-time system. There are multiple ways of doing this, but the IIT does so with the constraint that the impulse response of the discrete-time system is a sampled version of the impulse response of the […]

The Viterbi Sigma-Delta (at CircuitSage)

I’ve posted a guest article at Circuit Sage, detailing the derivation of a “Viterbi” over-sampling data converter. I’m quite proud of this one. Go over and check it Mechanic: Resurrection 2016 streaming FYI: this is also the reason I didn’t post directly to this site this week. I try to do a post per […]