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Constructing Complete Radio Frequency Receiver for LTE TDD Transceiver

Dalia Sadek, Heba A. Shawkey, Abdelhalim Zekry. Published in Signal Processing.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2015
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Dalia Sadek, Heba A. Shawkey, Abdelhalim Zekry

Dalia Sadek, Heba A Shawkey and Abdelhalim Zekry. Article: Constructing Complete Radio Frequency Receiver for LTE TDD Transceiver. Communications on Applied Electronics 3(2):27-33, October 2015. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

	author = {Dalia Sadek and Heba A. Shawkey and Abdelhalim Zekry},
	title = {Article: Constructing Complete Radio Frequency Receiver for LTE TDD Transceiver},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {3},
	number = {2},
	pages = {27-33},
	month = {October},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}


In this paper, the design, implementation and testing of the Zero IF receiver for Long Term Evolution (LTE) band 36 extending from 1930MHz to 1990MHz for TDD mode of transmission. Comprising a passive part and active part. The passive part consists of a microstrip patch antenna and a Hairpin BPF filter which are fabricated with a total area of 43x36mm2 for the antenna and 38.6x32.16mm2 for the filter. The proposed devices are fabricated using FR-4 material substrate with dielectric constant of Ɛr=4.4, thickens h =1.6, and Loss tangent of 0.025.

The active part includes Low noise amplifier, IQ demodulator and frequency synthesizer. Which are a real made component selected off-shelf to satisfy the standards for LTE receiver characteristics.

The proposed RF front-end receiver achieves a 4.022 dB NF, 2.65 dBm IIP3.


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LTE, TDD, band 36, Zero IF receiver, Micro-strip, Patch antenna, filter, FR-4 material, LNA, Frequency Synthesizer and Demodulator