Modulate Two-Tone DC Signal Using IQ Modulator
Use the IQ Modulator block to Modulate a two-tone DC signal to RF level. Observe the impairments in the modulated output signal such as images due to gain imbalance, intermodulation distortion, and output third-order intercept (OIP3).
The two tones are at 10MHz and 15 MHz.The power of each tone is -30 dBm. The carrier frequency is 0 GHz.
The IQ modulator parameters are :
- Available power gain: 10 dB
- Local oscillator frequency: 2 GHz
- I/Q gain mismatch: 0.1 dB
- LO to RF Isolation: 90 dB
- Noise Floor: -160 dBm/Hz
- IP3: 10 dBm
Open the model.
Run the model and observe the spectrum analyzers.
Complex Output Power Density
In the complex output power density spectrum analyzer, you see the noise floor of the signal at -160 dBm/Hz.
Complex Output Spectrum Analyzer
In the complex output spectrum analyzer, you see the whole modulated signal including the imaginary parts. The output power level of the two tones (10 MHz and 15 MHz)is -20 dBm.
The output third-order intercept( OIP3) is at 10 dBm. The spectrum analyzer measures this value.
Image Rejection Ratio
The images of the two tones are at -10 MHz and -15 MHz. The output power level of the two images are -67.8 dBm. Image rejection ratio is given by the formula:
The image power level is given by the formula: