# Questions tagged [digital-communications]

Digital Communication is the physical transfer of data (a digital bit stream) over a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communication channel.

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### Frequency domain vs time domain equalization

It is said that a frequency domain equalizer is equivalent to an infinite length time domain equalizer, why is that? And if this is the case, why hasn't frequency domain equalization been used ...
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### Minimum Number of Errors required for BER Curves in Matlab Simulation

what should be minimum Number of Errors required for getting BER Curves in Matlab Simulation for different number of transmitted bits ?
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### Which channel is the suitable channel for the short distance?AWGN?rayleigh or rician channel?

What is the unsuitable channel for the short distance?The short distance i mentioned is 1m or 2m.Unsuitable channel I mean is that if i assume this channel in my system,it will be very strange. In my ...
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### Why will the FDMA usually be used in transmitting analog signal,not in digital signal?

I saw this in the WiKi:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency-division_multiple_access FDMA can be used with both analog and digital signal but it generally used with analog signal Why?Don't we ...
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### The dis-advantage that sensor use FDD (Frequency-Division Duplexing) to transmit the digital signal

We must need lots of sensors in IoT,sometimes these sensors have to transmit their information to other sensors at the same time.I want to say some disadvantages that sensor use FDD (Frequency-...
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### Some confusion about the definition of NOMA,multiple access in Non-orthogonal multiple access means different information or different receiver?

The basic NOMA system model is as below,transmitter $T$ wants to sent the $x_1$ to $A$ receiver and $x_2$ to $B$ receiver.However,the channel between $T$ and $B$ is very bad,so T has to send the $x_1$ ...
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### DSSS direct sequence spread spectrum - encoding each raw data bit (question)

For implementing DSSS, it is understood that each raw data bit needs to be encoded as a new recognizeable/identifiable bit pattern. In many literature involving DSSS, there is mention of using PN ...
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### The meaning of correlating “Time Aligned” pseudo-random or walsh code sequences

Correlation is from a mathematical point of view a shift in time domain +multiplication + summation operation I thought that if 2 codes are "time aligned" then correlation reduces to a dot product ...
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### Correlating a sequence or a code with itself at QPSK symbol rate

I am sending a QPSK signal that represents a certain sequence or code and that needs to be correlated with itself on the receiver (there are other sequences/codes in the system, and they are all ...
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### Does anyone use the NOMA when the receivers are both in short distance?

The picture below is the basic NOMA (Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access) system model The basic setting of NOMA is that $d_1$ is longer than $d_2$ and $d_3$,so if $UE1$ want to receive the meassage from ...
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### Detection Threshold Matched Filter

Let's say my digital communication system operates over a channel that is not AWGN but it has discrete noise levels added during each bit period. Transmitter sends +1V for "1" and -1V for a "0" and a ...
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### Correlated phase noise and delay

2 identical signals generated by the same PLL/VCO should have the same phase noise profile and their respective phase noises should be correlated. Suppose one of them is delayed and I start sampling ...
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### What factors affect the propagation delay at wireless communication?

Generally, the signal propagation delay is d/c. d is a distance between a transmitting antenna and a receiving antenna. c is light speed. However in NS-3, there is Random Propagation Delay Model ...
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### Symbol Timing recovery for modulation producing ISI

I am interested in understanding why the common timing recovery algorithms function for modulation schemes which produce ISI. For example, suppose you are receiving at the output of a matched filter ...
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### Why does signaling overhead for time synchronization scale up with the number of transmitter nodes in a multiple access system?

I was recently reading about random multiple access methods without time synchronisation (of the pure Aloha type). In this paper it is stated that, The need for transmitter synchronization is a ...
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### Convolutional coding that payload length does not change

This is the question about Sigfox radio specification. The stack: Specifically, in Section 3.10 of the specification, we have a convolutional coding (after CRC) with three possible polynominals. I ...
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### Important differences between BCJR and SOVA algorithms?

BCJR algorithm needs noise variance for Gamma (branch metrices) calculation. So I am wondering does SOVA (soft output Viterbi algorithm) needs noise variance?
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### Viterbi Decoder without traceback

How can I use Viterbi algorithm for a real time scenario where I cannot afford to have delay in the tracing back the best path to the initial state?
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### What is the threshold to prefer polyphase channelizer over FIR filtering?

A wideband signal need to be processed to extract several narrowband channels from it. There are two straightforward approaches to do so: For each narrowband channel shift frequency and filter it ...
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### Translating Matlab scrambler function to C

I am trying to implement the following matlab function in c: Mathworks scrambler Function Documentation This is the code I've written: ...
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### Fractional spaced equalizer + timing (clock) recovery

I am trying to figure out how timing recovery is used after equalization (or, being more correct, when the equalizer is in the timing recovery loop), having a T/2 fractional spaced equalizer and using ...
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### Frequency synchronization in OFDM

Could you please help me understanding how the null sub-carriers can be used to estimate the carrier frequency offset and thus performing frequency Synchronization at the receiver?
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### Can self-interference signal also be harvested if we cancel this self-interference signal?

A device with two antennas,one for transmitting signal by using RF ,one for receiving,and it also have a power splitter inside to split some of power to do energy harvesting,some of power do ...
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### Inter Symbol Interference (ISI) / Equalization in Digital Signal Processing

I am studying the OFDM system and before to start I have decided to study the main concepts of modulation. And I have spent yet a lot of time to understand the concept of an equalization to reduce ISI....
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### Cyclic prefix length in baseband OFDM with ZF equalizer

My question is about baseband OFDM. I try to plot the BER according to the SNR. I noticed that changing cyclic prefix length does not affect the performances. I.e., following the code below, ...
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### From IQ to pi/4 DQPSK

I need to decode $\frac\pi4$-DQPSK packets from an SDR, preferably in C#. I have the SDR receiver part done. Now I'm trying to learn how to take the IQ stream and get the packet info from it. I've ...
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### Why does this self-interference cancellation cancel other signal,not the self-interference?Do i misunderstand something?

In this paper, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8704259 ,i think transmitter with M antennas transmit $x_f[t]$ to Cell-center user ,and transmit $x_n[t]$ to the Cell-edge user,however,the distance ...
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### Why when the SINR of transmitting signal is very large ,the device cannot decode the received signal at the same time? [closed]

$A$ transmit $x$ and receive the $y$ at the same time.If the SINR for transmitting $x$ is very large,$A$ cannot decode the $y$ signal.Why? In my opinion,If the SINR for transmitting $x$ is very ...
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### How can i know the full duplex does work from the Shannon's theorem?

There is a full duplex system below,two user are $A$ and $B$,according the definition of full duplex ,$A$ and $B$ have to transmit and receive the signal at the same time.that is, transmitted signal ...
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### Digital FM Demodulation

I have created a Common Lisp Library to receive samples of an FM signal from BladeRF1 SDR. I want to write a subroutine to implement FM demodulation. The input should be in the format of IQ data. ...
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### Why is the received signal=information+RF signal+noise,not just information+noise?

In this paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325008791_Beamforming_Design_for_Max-Min_Fair_SWIPT_in_Green_Cloud-RAN_with_Wireless_Fronthaul Here is its system model In this model,it said ...
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### Is there any advantage on using a low span value in a RRC filter?

I know that in a RRC filter a high value of the span gives a better response, in the sense that the RRC filter response is more near to the ideal RRC filter response. However, would there be any ...
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### explanation on the mimo technique

In MIMO systems we have: $y=Hx+n$ with $H$ is a matrix $N_r \times N_t$. But the previous equation is only true for non-frequency selective channels. What is the formula for frequency-selective ...
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### chirp spread spectrum with 2 users

I am a beginner in digatal communications. I have 2 users and I want use a chirp spread spectrum. Can we take an up-chirp and a down-chirp as spreading signals for the 2 users? and if yes, why? The ...
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### upsampling in the frequency domain

I have the Fourier transform $S(\nu)$. If I oversample by a factor $R$ in the frequency domain. Does the duration of the signal $s(t)=IFFT(S(\nu))$ change?
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### How to remove sum and difference terms while computing frequency from fft?

I am currently operating in vhf band AND trying to detect frequencies using Fast Fourier transform thresholding method. While detection of multiple frequencies , i received spurs(May not appropriate ...
I have a signal $s(t)$ of duration $T$ with limited bandwidth. In matlab, I use a sampling frequency $fs$ and I have $L=T*fs$. After, I have $r=ones(size(s))+s$. To have a limited bandwidth, I filter ...