Analysis of Time-Interleaved ADC Offset and Gain Mismatch Errors in PMCW Radar

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Phase-Modulated Continuous Wave (PMCW) Radar can enable future autonomous driving thanks to its robustness against interference and flexibility in the digital domain. However, there are stringent requirements for the Analog-Digital Converter (ADC), in terms of speed and linearity, which are due to the needed radar range and Doppler resolution. Time-interleaving is used to attain the required signal bandwidth while achieving a high effective number of bits (ENOB) by compensating mismatch errors between different time-interleaving channels. This paper analyzes the dominant time-interleaving errors: Offset and gain. The paper demonstrates how they impact PMCW radar performance by creating ghost targets and decreasing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 17th European Radar Conference (EuRAD)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87487-061-3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2021
Event17th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2020 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Jan 202115 Jan 2021


Conference17th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2020


  • analog-digital conversion
  • binary phase shift keying
  • error analysis
  • Radar


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