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In wikipedia, there was an example on QPSK modulation where the main signal was 11000110 and I contained 1001 and Q contained 1010, now their output was shown by the Signal in the figure.

Time diagram of QPSK

Now according to constellation diagram Signal can be represented as

11 -> pi/4                           
00 -> -(3*pi)/4                           
01 -> (3*pi)/4                            
10 -> -pi/4                               

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But my confusion was in the phase vs time diagram shown in another figure given below

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For 11 it starts from phase pi/4, but for 00 shouldn't the phase start from -(3*pi)/4 = -135 ?

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  • $\begingroup$ Um, I'm not sure I understand what you're asking here. Are these diagrams linked? The mapping of bit groups to constellation points is arbitrary (in reality, gray coding puts a restriction to arbitrarity). $\endgroup$ – Marcus Müller Aug 31 '18 at 6:56
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You're right that the phase plot doesn't match the signal plot. Note that it also shows more symbols than the signal plot. Those two plots do not refer to the same bit sequence, and the phase plot is only meant to illustrate the difference between QPSK and OQPSK (the original figure consists of two plots, one for QPSK and one for OQPSK).

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