In Situ Measurement of Acoustic Filters on RF Transceiver Modules

Zhaohai Jiang*, David J. Pommerenke, Walter Hansch, Harald Gossner

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In cellular communications certain frequency bands are licensed to specific applications guaranteeing predictability and reliability of service quality. Undesirable interference from these bands have to be removed by high-quality passive filters. This paper introduces a novel measurement method to determine the frequency response of a cellular system related to these passive filters. The method is based on in situ BER measurements and does not require access to the components of the transceiver hardware or knowledge about components and implementation. It is nondestructive and can be applied as in situ measurement of any wireless modem during normal operation. The results are successfully verified against direct S-parameter measurements of the SMT components.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7935452
Pages (from-to)1701-1707
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Bit error rate (BER)
  • duplexer
  • interference
  • intermodulation
  • nonlinearity
  • receiver
  • signal to interferer ratio (SIR)
  • surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter
  • wireless communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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