Rapid Distortion Analysis For Intercept Point Calculations

Distortion effects have an important impact on the performance of RF circuits, including mixers, low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) and power amplifiers (PAs). At high frequencies, particularly with narrowband circuits, it is common to characterize the distortion produced by circuit nonlinearities in terms of an intercept point (IPn). Under small signal input conditions, from where intercept points ar... » read more