Demystifying 5G – V5GTF crest factor reduction (CFR) – a simple way out?

A high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) is not beneficial as it challenges the non-linear power amplifier operation close to compression for maximum efficiency. A possible way out is to apply crest factor reduction (CFR) techniques such as to clip high signal peaks. This video demonstrates a simple method to clip (any) waveform, including the Verizon Wireless 5GTF signal, using software tools for signal generation and analysis from Rohde & Schwarz.