Appendix A

Appendix for the polar transmitter

A.1 EDGE Modulation

EDGE is part of 3GPP standardization and hence can be classified as part of the 3G wireless radio technology but it is commonly referred to as 2.5G or 2.75G transitional cellular technology. EDGE provides three times the data rate compared to GSM—a maximum of 384 kbits/s data throughput under optimum conditions, while maintaining backward compatibility with GSM by using the same Time Division Multiple ...

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