OFDM stands for **o**rthogonal, **f**requency-**d**ivision **m**ultiplexing.

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Bandwidth of OFDM symbol

In 802.11a, channels of 20 MHz bandwidth are available for wireless transmission. With OFDM modulation, the protocol uses 64 pt IFFT for transmission. This means we take a stream of symbols apply ...
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A General Question regarding OFDM symbol

I have cross across an OFDM modulator that says that A frequency domain sequence is passed into a 64 point IFFT. A cyclis prefix is added (0.8 $\mu$sec) and creates as a result a 4 $\mu$sec time ...
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Which MIMO scheme is implemented in a modem?

Hope I phrased the title in a sense. I'm trying to get more knowledge on MIMO , so I read a few paper and i've understood that MIMO system can provide 3 types of improvements : array gain, diversity ...
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Can we do cyclic prefix with zeros in OFDM rather than with samples from end of the ofdm symbol?

considering an OFDM symbol of x(0)x(1)x(2)x(3)x(4)....x(n-2)x(n-1)x(n). To perform cyclic prefix we prefix some samples from end of this OFDM symbol to the beginning of the OFDM symbol, like ...
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Purpose of interleaving in OFDM systems

Interleaving is often encountered in digital communication systems. I have seen interleaving between codewords in a single OFDM symbols as follows Assume the bits are denoted by ...
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Necessity of Cyclic Prefix in OFDM

I have a question on CP-OFDM. In recent years people are talking about filter bank approach where they are trying to filter out the out of band side lobes using filters. Besides they are presuming ...
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A sequence OFDM modulated with normalization factor

The following sequence is used to modulate 52 subcarriers. Twelve out of 52 are non zero. I was wondering $S_{[–26, 26]} = \sqrt{13/6} \{0, 0, 1+j, 0, 0, 0, –1–j, 0, 0, 0, 1+j, 0, 0, 0, –1–j, 0, 0, ...
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Pilot symbols in IEEE 802.11a

In IEEE 802.11a standards, there are many fields. Of which is the Data field which has 52 available sub-carriers used for transmission of coded bits. If the subcarrier locations are numbered from ...
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Sparse Channel Estimation in OFDM System

Compressive sensing methods are used in channel estimation when the channel is thread as sparse where there are zero points in the signal representation. I am in the beginning of the sparse signal ...
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What is the purpose of oversampling the QAM signal in OFDM?

What is the purpose of oversampling the constellation mapper output QAM in OFDM? After the constellation mapper the signal is mapped into QAM and then with IFFT the subcarriers are created in OFDM ...
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DAC implementation in OFDM

In an OFDM transmitter, after IFFT & CP block, a DAC block is used.Since the output of IFFT is complex, and the input to DAC should be an integer, how can we integrate the two blocks? I ...
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SFBC Alamouti Scheme LTE

A sentence I copied from book. That a 2$\times$1 Alamouti SFBC is referred to as a rate 1 code, two symbols are sent over two adjacent subcarriers. This question is regarding this SFBC encoder ...
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OFDM modulator in LTE

My understanding of what an OFDM modulator does, is that it takes a parallel sequence of QAM symbols of size M, pads it with zeroes corresponding to the zero subcarriers, then passes them through an ...
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Questions Downlink OFDMA in LTE

I am looking for a clear and precise explanation of how an OFDMA modulator in downlink LTE operates. I have many books that explain it but each has its own way and do not answer my questions ...
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How does the OFDM system receiver decide the OFDM symbol length? [duplicate]

I am trying to understand how the receiver decides the length of OFDM symbol in time domain before it goes into DFT process at the receiver. The complete OFDM symbol (with Cyclic Prefix added) is ...
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position of null carriers in N=256 subcarier OFDM

can anyone tell me the position of null subcarrier in $N=256$ subcarrier OFDM. since edges re assigned null to prevent interference from an adjacent symbol, i assuming that the subcarrier $-127$ to ...
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Principle of Mapper in frequency diversity in OFDM

I am trying to understand frequency diversity in OFDM. An extra block 'MAPPER' is introduced in conventional OFDM transmitter to apply frequency diversity. Can anyone explain the principle of this ...
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What is difference between OFDM and GFDM?

I am trying to understand the difference(s) between OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) and GFDM (Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing) which are used as a multicarrier modulation ...
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Sub-carriers spacing in DVB-T2

Looking at DVB-T2 technical specifications I see that sub-carriers spacing has, in the worst case, a value of few hundred hertz, (something like 279 Hz). 32K sub-carriers are used to reach such a low ...
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Can OFDM modulate analog signal?

I suppose that OFDM can't modulate analog signal. The basic mathematical description for OFDM is $$ v(t)=\sum_{k=0}^{N-1}X_{k}\exp(j2\pi k t /T),\quad 0<t<T$$ In this equation, $X_k$ is a ...
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Must OFDM signal be time-division in a multiple-transmitter and SFN system when the signal is free of spread-spectrum?

The OFDM baseband signal can be demodulated since each subcarrier is orthogonal to another. But In SFN system, i.e., Single Frequency Network, all OFDM signals from several transmitters are in the ...
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Does the OFDM MMSE Channel Estimator Require Prior Channel Knowledge?

The OFDM MMSE channel estimator seems to require a-priori knowledge of the channel to calculate the MMSE estimate. See equation 8 here: http://cache.freescale.com/files/dsp/doc/app_note/AN3059.pdf. ...
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OFDM transmitter bandwidth

Theory Suppose an OFDM transmitter with four subcarriers is implemented using the structure shown below. If the serial data input rate is 40 bps, each parallel stream will run at 10 bps. ...
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Simulating noise in OFDM

I'd like to simulate a certain $E_s/N_0$ in a baseband OFDM MATLAB modem to generate SER curves. I randomize 50 QAM symbols with $N$ subcarriers each in frequency domain, add null frequencies (guard ...
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calculating average PSD of N radio frames

i've written a matlab code for the basic ofdm with bpsk modulation. there is no channel coding or compression used at this point. i just want to see the PSD of the transmitted packet. i am getting a ...
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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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Spectral location of individual OFDM symbols

The generic IFFT OFDM transmitter takes $N$ serial input data symbols, parallelizes them, maps them to their signal constellation points, and processes all $N$ resultant complex values using the IFFT ...
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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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OFDM intra-block multipath interference

We know that OFDM eliminates the inter-block intereference. But there are still multipath interference in a single OFDM block(symbol). How does LTE handle this intra-block interference induced by ...
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Q and I part in QAM

I have one confusion in QAM about in-phase I and quadrature Q part, i.e. do they transmit identical data or not? For e.g. if i have 11001001 as a byte to be transferred, so will 4-QAM separate it ...
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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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Sampling rate in Wifi 802.11 -> 20 MHz enough with a BW of 20 MHz?

In a Wifi 802.11n context, I'm looking to find the sampling rate to perform some processing on the signal and I've something I cannot understand : in the book Next Generation Wireless LAN's: 802.11n ...
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How to calculate bandwidth require for OFDM

I read LTE PHY profile and do not understand the relationship between number of FFT and bandwidth. For example LTE downlink channel bandwidth 1.25MHz and 5MHz have 128 FFTs and 512 FFTs accordingly. ...
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Time-frequency synchronization algorithm for OFDM continuous stream

I am studying on the implementation of a continuous stream OFDM baseband modem. Googling and also searching here on stackexchange for synchronization techniques I found the descriptions of several ...
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How may samples per symbol in ieee 802.11 g

I am doing a baseband simulation for IEEE 802.11 g. The standard uses 64 IFFT length ($3.2 \mu s$) and 20 Msamples per second. This result in one sample per symbol. I am wondering what the structure ...
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Additional prefix and suffix required when windowing an OFDM symbol?

To reduce out of band energy, it is common to apply a Raised Cosine filter to the front and back of an OFDM symbol. It is also common to overlap the windowed portions of adjacent symbols to eliminate ...
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Hermitian symmetry in OFDM systems

I am trying to understand the usage of Hermitian symmetry in OFDM systems and have a couple of questions regarding this. What is the reason of using the Hermitian symmetry in OFDM? How can we ...
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Alamouti code after or before IFFT block in OFDM

We are trying to implement Alamouti STBC on underlying ofdm signal. We were thinking as to where to write alamouti coder block. I thought we could write it after the cyclic prefixer block as we get a ...
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What is the advantages of BPSK+OFDM over usual BPSK (with no OFDM Modulation)?

The other days I read a useful article (on BER v.s. Eb/N0 curve of ofdm) whose link is as bellow. While watching the plot inside, a question was arisen in my mind. I wonder if the BER v.s. Eb/N0 curve ...
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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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comparison between frequency offset estimators

I have been working frequency offset estimation in OFDM. The objective was to compare different frequency offset estimation techniques. By using MATLAB, I have simulated three different estimation ...
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How to calculate BW ofdm?

HI I have these specification for an OFDM program I was wondering, what is the bandwidth and the sampling frequency? I'm not a student of Digital signal processing, hence I am so confused. ...
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Simulate a simple multipath channel for OFDM Modulation test. MATLAB [closed]

Hi I need to simulate a simple multipath channel in matlab through which I can send my OFDM transmission signal, I want to test my OFDM receiver design. So far I have: ...
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What type of correlation is this equation?

In a book [1], gives an equation (equation 5.31 in the book) for estimating frequency offset in OFDM systems proposed by Classen. the procedure is: first, two OFDM symbols, $y_l [n]$ and $y_{l+D} ...
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IFFT and OFDM upconversion

I am trying to understand some basic concepts with IFFT as represented here OFDM Modem page 50-53, and 108-114. Some basics that are represented - The base sampling rate is 8khz. The symbol period ...
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generating pilot sub-carriers in matlab

I wanted to simulate OFDM system in MATLAB. I'm using Fixed WiMAX OFDM parameters in my simulation, where the number of data sub-carriers are 192, number of Pilot sub-carriers are 8, number Null ...
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Using Pilot tones to estimate carrier frequency offset in ofdm

I have been studying carrier frequency offset estimation techniques in OFDM systems. I have understood several of them. when using Pilot tones, as stated in paper (1), the process involves two methods ...
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Oversampling in OFDM

Why do we need an oversampling in OFDM signal? and how to do it? If around half of the Sub-carriers are only used to send data, then do we need to perform oversampling to the signal? Is it necessary ...
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Carrier frequency offset (CFO) estimation based on Symbols

In (1), it's said that: If two identical training symbols are transmitted consecutively, the corresponding signals with CFO of $\epsilon$ are related with each other as follows: ...