Figure 3.31 presents the configuration of the receiver simulation bench including the following modeled RF analog impairments:
Like the DAC in transmission, the ADC sampling frequency is four times the IFFT/FFT clock, that is, 80 MHz for WiFi and 89.6 MHz for WiMAX.
Compared to the transmitter, we can see that there are more impairments to be taken into account in reception. Indeed, on top of the inherent imperfections of the RF analog front-end, the receiver must also deal with the mismatches between transmission and reception such as CFO and SFO, which are critical factors in the OFDM demodulation performance.
Like we did for the transmission path, we will study each of these impairments separately in order to isolate their impact on the receiver performance.
Regarding the demodulation, perfect OFDM symbol time synchronization is assumed and channel estimation is done using the pilots in order to equalize the FFT output before subcarrier demapping and EVM estimation.
The CFO comes from the difference between the transmitter carrier frequency and the receiver down-conversion ...