# what is the difference between QPSK and 4QAM? [duplicate]

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i need to know the main difference between QPSK and 4QAM, i have searched over the internet and still i have not found a good explenation.

## marked as duplicate by Dilip Sarwate, MBaz, Matt L., Laurent Duval, Peter K.♦Dec 28 '16 at 18:56

There are different types of QPSK: Offset (staggerd) QPSK, $\pi/4$-QPSK, etc.
In its most known form, QPSK is identical to $4$-QAM or $4$-PSK. That is, the same constellation can be referred to by different names. So there is no difference.
Similarly, $2$-QAM is actually the same as BPSK, as is also pointed out here.