In Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), data symbols are modulated using an N pt-IFFT operation to produce ONE output OFDM
Assume we have total of $N$ QAM symbols which are input to the IDFT operation.
1) Is the output time domain samples $X_k$ also of length $N$ in length?
2) If ONE data QAM symbol has symbol duration $T$, is ONE OFDM symbol of symbol duration $T$ or is one SAMPLE of the OFDM symbol of duration $T$?
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One example of OFDM modulator is the one used in LTE, in particular the subcarrier bandwidth is 15 KHz, and the OFDM symbol (and not one sample of the OFDM symbol) is 1/15k = 66.67 $\mu $ sec which is equal to the transmission time of one symbol (for example 1 QAM) over one subarrier. If my understanding is correct than the answer provided below is wrong. Can somoeone please double check?