Modulation is the process of varying one or more properties of a high-frequency periodic waveform, called the carrier signal, with the amplitude of low-frequence modulating signal which typically contains information to be transmitted.

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How does sampling and subsequent resampling affect aliased harmonics?

If I sample a signal with a harmonic higher than half my sample frequency I can predict the aliased frequency easily as $$|F_h-kF_s|$$ But what if after sampling the signal, I re-sample at a lower ...
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Carrier power in Amplitude Shift Keying (ASK) modulation

Let's assume I am receiving the following signal, the carrier is not represented here, just the envelop: This signal has an infinite bandwidth, but let's assume for a moment that the channel also ...
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dvb-s to dvb-c direct transmodulation

Is this possible to direct trans modulate DVB-S/S2 -> QI into -> DVB-C/C2 signals without doing it the way DVB-S/S2->Demodulator.ic-Transport Stream -> Modulator.ic-Transport Stream -> DVB-C/C2 ? Qpsk ...
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Can the receiver figure out the current value of Delta?

For an Adaptive Delta Modulation sceme, can the receiver circuit know the value of the current Delta (not Delta-1)? I think that it can't because transmitter uses 1 time slot delay, can someone ...
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Modulating Gaussain Pulse

I'm trying to generate a modulated Gaussian pulse. First I'm generating the pulse in the time domain perform FFT and displaying both in time and frequency, then I'm multiplying it with cosine term ...
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Minimum Shift Keying (In-phase, Quadrature Components derivation)

In the derivation of the minimum shift keying in-phase and quadrature components in Simon-Haykin Communication Systems 4th ed (p.387-390) we start off with the definition of the signal to be $\ s(t) ...
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How to simulate two OFDM Users with low complexity FFT/IFFT?

have two User one of them sending over freq (0-B] and the other transmit over (B-2B]. Both of them are using OFDM and each one has Nc subcarriers. I wanted to simulate the received signal using ...
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Confusion in the spectrum of FSK modulated signal by using matlab fskmod module

I want to do a comparison of power spectral density of BFSK, 4FSK and 8FSK by using matlab baseband module "fskmod".Following is ...
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Calculate properties of a given Modulated Signal

I'm having a hard time trying to understand signal modulation graphics and how can I calculate/find the properties of the signal. The properties I'm talking are: Max. amplitude Carrier frequency ...
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Relationship between Carrier Frequency Offset and the Constellation Diagram

As part of a project I am doing, I have to investigate how having a carrier frequency offset would affect the constellation pattern of the received signal.This question has got me baffled because to ...
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OFDM violates sampling theorem

The "textbook" OFDM block diagram is as the below figure. But I wonder if it satisfies the sampling theorem. Here, we have N points $X[k]$ before IFFT, and $$x[n]=\frac{1}{\sqrt{N}}\sum_{k=0}^{N-1} ...
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How to recover complex values (downconvert) from FM modulation (composite signal)?

How does one recover the complex IQ data from the output of a FM modulator. I have combined my signals correctly and performed FM modulation on them, now I'm looking for a way to find the IQ values ...
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MSK signal recoverd though FM Discriminator?

I am attempting to write a FFSK (differentially encoded MSK) modulator. I have found and implemented a demodulator that works with sample data taken from a radio of a FFSK signal. The demodulator ...
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why LTE doesn't use DC subcarrier in the downlink?

I know LTE doesn't use the DC subcarrier for OFDM/OFDMA modulation for the downlink, but no author gives a detailed explanation to this stuff. Can you tell me the reason behind it? Thank you!
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phase mod x freq mod equivalence

do any of you know how to convert a FM index to a phase mod index equivalent considering they both have the same carrier and modulator frequency? Is it even possible? This is in respect for sound ...
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what are and why are sine and cosine modulated integrals used?

I have found the definition of the following formulas in a paper regarding active vibration control, where they are called sine and cosine modulated integrals. $y$ is measurement signal with a strong ...
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Gettiing a rectangular waveform from OOK in Python

I have a wave (wav) sound file with on-off keying. I can read the signal value at any point in time (granularity of the sample rate) from an array. I want to create another array, the same size as ...
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C/C++ library for digital modulation [closed]

Is there a library written in C/C++ that offers functions like QPSK modulation?
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How to model the dispersion which is introduced by an electro-absorption modulator (EML)?

I need to model the dispersion which is introduced by an EML in Matlab. The parameters are: Lambda: 1310nm PAM4 power: Pmax = 1.09 mW Pmin = 0.13 mW Bandwidth = 56Gbps
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Tuning a radio to a certain frequency

I've a fundamental problem with understanding terminology used in DSP. What does it mean to tune a radio (for example, a software defined radio) to a certain carrier frequency $f$? The received signal ...
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What is dynamic pulse-width modulation?

I'm working through exercises in a book called The Audio Programming Book and have been doing okay for nearly 300 pages, but have just got stuck. (I'm a musician, not programmer or audio specialist ...
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Reason of circular conv in OFDM

In OFDM system, after IFFT a CP is added at the beginning of the OFDM symbol by copying it from the end of the symbol.My question is that with CP why we use cyclic convolution instead of linear ...
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How to transmit the real+imaginary output of an IFFT over a transmission channel?

I'm working on a modem system using a 16-QAM scheme. The transmitter runs an IFFT to modulate the signal, and has a 12-bit DAC. The receiver runs an FFT to demodulate the signal, and has a 12-bit ADC. ...
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Modulation and it's application [closed]

Why do we need different modulation techniques? Is it because we need to convert from analogue to digital data sometimes? Also what are typical applications where modulation schemes are used apart ...
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Normalizing 32QAM constellation points [closed]

By which value can the constellation of a 32QAM be normalized? for example 16QAM is normalized by squareroot of 10.
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BER and SER of QAM [duplicate]

I want to find the SER and BER of the 4QAM,16QAM,32QAM. I know that the formulas for SER and BER are different but I cant find them in any text book. The formulas for the BER that I found: 4QAM = ...
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OFDM Rayleigh Channel 16-QAM

Is there a difference in the BER of a 16-QAM modulated signal that is sent through a rayleigh channel using OFDM versus not using OFDM? I know for BPSK, there is barely any difference in the BER.
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How is the symbol error rate for M-QAM, 4QAM,16QAM and 32QAM derived?

How do you derive the theoretical symbol error rate as a function of $E_\mathrm{b}/N_0$ for 4QAM? I know that the result should be $Q\left(\sqrt{2E_\mathrm{b}/N_0}\right)$ but I am ─║ooking for the ...
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Really basic question about OFDM

I am new to signal processing and am currently doing research into the subject. I am learning about Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing and have a question. Most definitions of OFDM mention its ...
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How do you perform OFDM modulation?

I'm new to OFDM modulation. During OFDM modulation in the frequency domain, are the negative frequencies modulated with a conjugate version of the data of the positive frequencies, or do the negative ...
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TDE, OFDE and FDE equalizer simplest exmple in matlab

I want to implement the equalizer in matlab. I am just learning this. I want a good kick start code that can help me to learn it further. I searched a lot on Google but do not find a good reference ...
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MSK spectral efficiency explanation

Why is MSK (minimum shift keying or FSK with a modulation index of 0.5) said to be a spectrally efficient form of FSK?
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what are the applications of fourier transform in modulation

what are the applications of Fourier transform in modulation ? What are modulation schemes that use Fourier transform? I guess, FSK & PSK are related to Fourier transform since it both have ...
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Simulink for Amplitude Modulation

I am using Matlab Simulink to analyse Amplitude Modulation in Noise. I attached my system below. My problems: 1)In the mixer I am using a bandpass filter and another one after the envelope ...
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Can we break the Shannon capacity?

I have a friend working in wireless communications research. He told me that we can transmit more than one symbol in a given slot using one frequency (of course we can decode them at the receiver). ...
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Implementing QPSK Demodulation

I conducted a research on how to implement a QPSK demodulator. I found out the Quadrature QPSK demodulation technique which seems very straight forward. Here is what i understood from the explanation ...
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TDOA using demodulated signal

Is it possible to find time delay of arrival using demodulated signals (of bandwidth ~200hz)? I have a setup in which I receive (multiple receivers, of course) modulated signal from a source. I want ...
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How to implement GMSK demodulation

I am currently trying to implement a GMSK demodulator, using Java. I am actualy trying to use the model of this block diagram. However, I really do not know what goes on within the mode selector and ...
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How do I implement the delay of the Q-Phase Input in GMSK?

I am on a project to write a function in Java to perform GMSK modulation. I have a good understanding of the GMSK modulation block diagram to an extent, but I have a challenge on what it means to ...
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QAM for analog and digital waves [closed]

I tried the following code for modulation of two analog waves. Can anyone point to how to modulate and demodulate for an analog and a digital wave? I tried by replacing the second signal (x2) with a ...
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QPSK and OQPSK Modulation

In QPSK, after splitting the odd and even bits into the I and Q channels, and then multiplying them with the sine and cosine function, what next am I suppose to do? Do I rearrange them back into ...
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Software-based sound card OFDM

I'm trying to implement an sound card-based OFDM modem. A paper says: ...A serial to parallel converter is applied and the IFFT operation is performed on the parallel complex data. Say I have ...
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transmitting data using phase modulation of two sine waves passed through distortion

I have two sine signals with frequencies f1 and f2, and phase p1 and p2. I modulate the phase of these signals to transmit two symbols simultaneously, chosen from the set [0,1,2,3]. For example, I ...
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Adaptive Delta Modulation For Speech Signals

I need to implement an adaptive delta modulation encoder and decoder using matlab for my term project. How can I code a good adaptive delta modulation? How can I change ...
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QPSK Modulation/Demodulation in C++

I'm trying to implement a QPSK Mod/DeMod system in C++. So far i have a bit generator that generates N bits and stores it into an array: ...
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How to compute the free distance in TCM (Trellis-Coded Modulation)?

I would like to be able to compute the so-called "free distance" for a TCM with a rate 2/3 convolutional code (two inputs, three outputs) inside that I plan to use for 8PSK. My previous assumption was ...
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2-PAM or 4-PAM if I want to send data as fast as possible?

I would like to ask if I should use 2-PAM modulation or 4-PAM modulationif I want to send data as fast as possible given that in each case I have the same frequency spectrum available.
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Line coding for a modulation order that is not power of 2

In case a symbol encodes a non-integer number of bits, how is done the bit-symbol pairing? For example, we have a 3-levels FSK with bit rate of 1Mbps and a sequence 01011001. What is the symbol ...
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Modeling Load Modulation

I'm trying to create a simple NFC/RFID software simulator and am having a hard time understanding the math fully. I know that NFC tags respond by load modulating the 13.56 MHz wave that the reader is ...
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Calculate a kind of Equivalent Baseband Signal by Examining the Zero-Crossing

I have a device (whose behaviour I can't change) which does the following signal processing: The incomming signal contains two frequencies $f_1$ and $f_2$. One has a huge amplitude, the other a ...