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

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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 understandĀ : 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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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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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: ...
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Choosing clock frequency and number of bits of an OFDM transceiver [closed]

I want to implement an OFDM transceiver chip and my question is how to choose the clock frequency of the IFFT block? The number of output bits of the IFFT block? Also, how has the clock frequency and ...
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Carrier frequency offset (CFO) estimation using cyclic prefix

I understand the cyclic prefix, but in (1) it's said that: "If we consider that the channel effect is minimal and can be neglected. then the phase difference of the CP and the OFDM symbol which the ...
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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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OFDM DA conversion problem

I'm working on a sound card based OFDM system and ran into some problems: How can I perform DAC on the real and imaginary parts of the IFFT? I think they are real numbers instead of 0 and 1. ...
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How to Show A OFDM Symbol's PSD in Matlab

I'm trying to suppress the sidelobe of OFDM but having troubles showing its spectrum in Matlab. After IFFT, I get a time-domain signal, but in which way I can get its spectrum(or PSD)? I want to ...
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Coherence bandwidth and coherence time in an OFDM system

While studying an OFDM system, I have encountered statements like coherence bandwidth is the reciprocal of delay spread and coherence time is the reciprocal of the Doppler spectrum. Can somebody help ...
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What's the rationale behind this pulse shaping function?

Section 13.2 of the HD Radio standard for AM defines a pulse shaping function that appears to be some strange variant on a raised cosine filter: More specifically, H(Ī¾) is a raised cosine filter ...
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OFDM with beamforming

I'm trying to compute the the interference that one OFDM user with beamforming causes to another user. The two systems are fully overlapped in frequency and time. I know how to generate an OFDM signal ...
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What does the one-tap equalizer used with OFDM accomplish?

I've read that OFDM normally uses a one-tap equalizer. It seems that a one-tap equalizer could only scale and delay a signal. Why is this useful? I thought multipath was handled through the ...
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what does the output of ifft in ofdm look like?

i have a problem in ofdm modulation .... there is a stream of bits that is converted from serial to parallel and is applied to an IFFT block. based on the definition of IFFT the output should be an ...
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OFDM training symbol format

For OFDM synchronisation, we are using two training symbols according to the Schmidl and Cox method of frequency synchronization and timing synchronization. The paper says: The first OFDM training ...
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Need for Oversampling in OFDM and symbol time determination

I am trying to implement OFDM on gnuradio. I have two questions. The sampling frequency which is slightly higher than available bandwidth satisfies Nyqvist criterion for complex baseband signals. ...
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Ricean Multipath channel model implementation

I'm trying to implement a multipath ricean channel model. I had found several resources but I'm kind of lost with too much information. What I have from now is the following step: ...
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Windowing a time domain OFDM signal

Windowing is a popular method of reducing the spectral sidelobes of OFDM. A popular window usually used for this purpose in the raised cosine (RC) window, because of its tapered and smooth edges. I ...
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OFDM coarse freq estimation

I am trying to read OFDM synchronization paper by Schmidl and Cox. The math is slightly overwhelming. What is the formula that they use in implementation that distinguishes between coarse estimation ...
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Determining sampling rate in OFDM demodulation

I have seen that in OFDM, the sampling rate is much lesser than twice the bandwidth of signal. why is it so? How is sampling rate calculated in OFDM? Does it depend on the modulation type used inside ...