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Demodulation is the act of extracting the original information-bearing signal from a modulated carrier wave.

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Phase synchronization in BPSK

In BPSK for demodulation at the receiver end we do phase recovery between received wave and carrier wave. We can find the phase difference between the carrier and received waves using : PLL And ...
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How to correct the phase offset for QPSK I-Q data

I have an I-Q data of QPSK modulation, the data is is smeared and I have to correct the phase offset that causes the smearing problem, how can I apply the Phased-locked loop or the Costas loop on this ...
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How to perform carrier phase recovery in software?

What are the options for recovering the phase of a BPSK signal in software? The only resources I can find online contain circuit diagrams – there seems to be no one willing to explain this to people ...
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Extracting Binary Magnetic-Strip Card Data from raw WAV

I am faced with a tricky challenge: To extract binary data from an iPhone magnetic strip card reader. This is what the magnetisation on the card looks like: Source Here is the .WAV the iPhone ...
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How to determine where to sample for demodulation of BPSK signals?

I have a simple BPSK demodulator. Very simply, the signal comes in and is split into two branches, one for I and one for Q. The I branch is mixed with a sin wave of the carrier, and the Q branch ...
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How to soft decode DQPSK?

I'm successfully soft-decoding D-BPSK by taking the dot-product of the constellation-position of the symbol and of the previous symbol. If the result is >= 1, then the symbol phase hasn't changed and ...
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Beginner BPSK demodulation question

I'm writing a simple application in Python that sends and receives data over binary PSK using audio signal. I used cos() for 0 and -cos for 1. On the receiver side I figured I can demodulate by ...
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How bandwidth is used in modulation

In a typical Digital cable environment in the US, the spectrum is divided into 6MHz bands. When a tuner locks to a signal at say 800MHz, I would assume that the band for that signal is 797 - 803 MHz. ...
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FSK Demodulation, Bit Timing Recovery

I am currently implementing acoustic FSK modulation and demodulation. I am not a signal processing guy so any help about the bit timing recovery would be very appreciated. Currently I implemented the ...
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How to demodulate an OFDM signal

I'm looking at decoding an OFDM signal which consists of 6 carriers (or tones) which are BPSK modulated and a pilot tone which aids tuning. This is the first time I have worked with OFDM so I need to ...
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FSK and IQ modulation

I am having trouble understanding the FSK modulation process. There are many ways of demodulating the FSK signal. What is the advantage of performing the FSK using IQ modulation? How to demodulate ...
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How does the PSK demodulator differentiates one carrier from the other in CDMA

I'm trying to understand the way in which CDMA works. Once the transmitter bit sequence is spread it is modulated for instance using a PSK modulator. Lets assume BPSK is used. I'm particularly ...
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Which digital modulation scheme would be suitable for transmitting digital data through the output of a PC soundcard

I need to output a data stream at $40\textrm{ kbit/s}$ or faster out of a computer system whose only accessible output peripheral is the audio interface. This interface has reasonable specs, $96\...
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Why can Quadrature Demodulation demod a Frequency Modulated Signal?

I use a Quadrature Demodulator in my SDR application, which is defined as: $\angle (S_n, S_{n+1})=arctan(S_{n+1}*\overline{S_{n}})$ So practically its amplitude is the angle between two Samples $S_n$...
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FFT window phase syncronising

I'm currently devising a solution for demodulating a DPSK signal in C#. So far I've got a working FFT with phase detection, BUT: I now have an issue of aligning the window of the FFT to synchronise ...
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IQ sampling vs 2X f0 sampling for SDR

Are there any modulation schemes (or other situations) where sampling at or very near twice the carrier frequency would be better than IQ or quadrature sampling using a local oscillator at or near the ...
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Integrator and the multiplier in the Optimal Binary Detector

The optimal binary detector for asymmetric, equiprobable PAM pulse normally have structure as shown below, But I cannot understand what is the multiplier and the integrator using for. Why the ...
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Minimum Sampling Rate of Bandpass signal

Consider a DSBSC signal s(t) = m(t).cos(2.pi.20k.t) where say m(t) is multi-tone signal with frequencies less than 5 kHz. The ...
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Matlab: What should be the BER performance for BPSK using Constant Modulus Algorithm equalizer

I need help in plotting the Bit error curve or the symbol error curve for BPSK modulation scheme for varying Signal to Noise ratios or Eb/N0. The plot should show the simulated versus the theoretical ...
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Why is a precoder necessary for DQPSK and what does it accomplish?

I've implemented a soft-decoder for DQPSK using the wonderful answers I received here: How to soft decode DQPSK? To get the soft-decoder working properly I needed to precode the data I was sending ...
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Contradiction between complex baseband and real-valued baseband

Suppose a direct-conversion transmitter+receiver (ideal transmitter) along with its filters. In complex baseband, the filters in the signal chain can be modeled as a complex-valued FIR filter ($y$, $c$...
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Pilot tone frequency doubling

U.S. Broadcast FM stereo includes a $19\textrm{ kHz}$ pilot tone that needs to be frequency doubled to help demodulate the DSB stereo difference signal. How can this frequency doubling be done ...