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How does PAM-4 encoding of a digital signal relate to theoretical *pulse* amplitude modulation?

Pulse amplitude modulation in general is often explained using plots like this one from wikipedia: There is a sinusoid analog signal (red) to be "imprinted" on a train of pulses. The result ...
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Anomaly in Magnitude Spectrum plot of an ASK Signal

Following is a SciLab code and Plots for Modulation of ASK Signal: My question is : For these particular values of fm and t, I get two weird small spikes on either side of main lobe, which doesn't ...
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I don't understand which signal I should use as a carrier in my excersise

$\DeclareMathOperator{\sinc}{sinc}$ Given 3 signals $x_1(t) = \sinc(t) , x_2(t) = 10\cos(2\pi f_2t)$ and $x_3(t) = 5\cos(2\pi f_1t)$, where $f_2 = 100\text{ kHz}$ and $f_1 = 1\text{ kHz}$. I must ...
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What is the name for amplitude variation over time with angle measurement called?

I am trying to create a method in my real-time algorithm to measure the variation in time based on a simple technique to avoid a huge overhead in the processing on the hardware. The first method I am ...
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FFT of frequency bands and limited amplitude modulation

In this paper they preprocess a cent spectrum of an audio file. For comparison of audio files they create the Logarithmic Fluctuation Pattern(LFP)(p.3). For this I have to use a FFT on each frequency ...
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Bandwidth of amplitude-modulated wave with triangular envelope

I have the following wave: I know that it is demodulated by an envelope detector whose source resistance is 0Ohm and its load resistance is 250Ohm. Now, I need to calculate a C capacitor in order ...
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Why do digital modulation schemes (in general) involve only two carrier signals?

In my digital communication, class we have covered the various modulation schemes, namely QAM and its derivatives (B(A/P)SK, PAM and (Q/M)PSK) as well as BFSK. These two schemes have one or at most ...
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Amplitude modulation and FFT query

I am generating a 0.5Hz sine wave, to which I'm adding a ramp envelope, to get a signal that ramps its amplitude from 0 - 10 - 0 Vpp. I then did an FFT (DFT? sorry not that up on the exact terminology ...
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How to compute a complex modulated signal from an audio file?

I have a 30-seconds wav audio file with a sample rate of 44100Hz, obviously this array of samples is a 1D array, and so when I modulate it in AM (Amplitude Modulation) I get back a 1D array, but I ...
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How do I determine the carrier frequency of a given AM signal?

I am trying to figure out what the carrier frequency of a signal is given only its discrete-time domain information and the fact that it is a signal on the AM radio frequency band(550 - 1700kHz). Is ...
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How to choose frequency of local oscillator for heterodyne principal

I am trying to implement the heterodyne principle in order to make an AM signal demodulator that can demodulate signals on a set bandwidth(550 - 1720kHz). Is there a formula or some other method of ...
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Why Does ASK Modulation Create Fourier Sidebands?

I know why analog amplitude modulation has side bands, it is related to (fc+fd) and (fc-fd). But what about DAM? ASK(DAM) is a type of digital modulation, and there are only two state: carrier signal ...
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Transferring data over sound with QAM / QPSK

Been working on a FSK Modem in the last few weeks and have gotten it to work with 400bps, very reliable, atleast over a virtual audio cable, but it also works when playing a sound directly into a ...
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FFT of a AM modulated signal

I am generating an AM modulated sinusoidal wave. The carrier frequency is set at $1000 \ \rm Hz$; the modulation frequency is set to $40 \ \rm Hz$ and $100 \%$ of the amplitude is modulated. I ...
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Amplitude modulation vs sampling rate?

As a sampled tone's frequency nears $f_s / 2$, amplitude modulation grows apparent: ("Actual" curve in grey; blue is what we get if taking samples (dots) "at face value"). This is ...
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How harmonics happens when you mix two signals?

Doing a search in quora about Why does Amplitude Modulation have sideband frequencies? i found an answer and within it, a user answered with the following statement: "When you try mixing two ...
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Why the bandwidth in frequency spectrum of AM wave is 2fm and not 2fc?

We know, the instantaneous voltage of AM wave is: ...
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modulation depth

When a value for the power dissipated by an AM signal is given, and the depth of modulation is also given. Then you are told to find the modulation depth required to increase the power to a higher ...
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Question about Hilbert transform of a cosine signal

In the paper entitled "On instantaneous frequency", it is claimed that the Hilbert transform of a signal in the form of $A(t)cos(\phi(t))$ would result in $A(t)sin(\phi(t))$, where $A(t)$ is ...
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RF Downconversion using Heterodyne Principle

after a RF down-conversion using heterodyning principle, will there be an information loss? If we translate to a fixed IF frequency, is there is an intuitive way of explain that the information can be ...
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Minimum value of G (Amplitude) that guarantees an error probability of at least $10^{-2}$ in a 32-PAM transmission system

pretty much new here. This question comes from an Online course quiz which i have already completed but cant seem to get a good sleep over, just because i cant figure it out. Below is the question ...
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ZOH non ideal sampling loss formula

Hello i am trying to calculate the amplitude loss of non ideal sampling. My signals amplitude is 10 at 70 frequency. When we sample it at Fs=400 we have al 0.511 loss as shown in plot bellow. How can ...
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CDMA scheme that preserves constant envelope (NRZ/ASK shape)

(This is a followup question to Is this a "valid" CDMA modulation?) Is it possible to find a CDMA scheme in which the receiver can only have a simple slicer? In other words, for the ...
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Please, help me interpret my Simulink simulation of AM. Why does carrier not appear in the spectogram?

Carrier is 2 * pi * 25, modulating signal is 2 * pi, all the amplitudes are 1s and zero phase. I realized that I could add a sine wave right at the end. I get a carrier in frequency domain, but my ...
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What kind of Modulation causes "drops" in FFT Power Spectrum

I am analyzing a signal with FFT and I found an effect, that I do not understand. I am expecting to have an amplitude modulated signal. As far as I know, if you compute the power of the FFT of an ...
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Frequency modulation in MATLAB

I am trying to frequency modulate a cosine signal(for assignment). I have written the following code but not getting the required output. ...
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