# 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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### What does it mean to plot a PAM signal over a number of symbols?

Our course has been using the book Introduction to Communication Systems by Upamanyu Madhow for our communications course. There is a question in the book on page 87 Software lab 2.1 which is ...
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### LTE system. How to compute precoder for resourse block

guys! I am studying a massive Mimo system and 3gpp LTE system and have questions about precoding in the LTE system. In LTE RB (resource block) is used to group consecutive subcarriers. To compute ...
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### The binary input frequency, should be equal, greater, or minor than the carrier's frequency? [closed]

The binary input frequency, should be equal, greater, or minor than the carrier's frequency? And about the length and amplitude of the binary input, any similar observations? Edit: In context of ...
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### synchronization with 2 users

I have $2$ users with different distance from the receiver and each user's message is spread with a different waveform. The $2$ waveforms are orthogonals. With a perfect synchronization, I don't have ...
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### IID noise assumption at Matched Filter sample time

I read that at the correct sample times of a matched filter output the noise is independent assuming a Nyquist pulse. Can someone provide a proof of this or explain it more? Assuming your matched ...
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### Calculating average power of a discrete random signal with complex values

I have a Rayleigh channel that transmits discrete values according to the following: $$y(n) = h(n) * s_n + \omega_n$$ Where $y$ is the received message, $s_n$ is the symbol sent (constellation 2-PSM), ...
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### What is the difference between SFO (sampling frequency offset) and SCO (Sampling clock offset)?

What is the difference between SFO (sampling frequency offset) and SCO (Sampling clock offset)? I think they are essentially the same phenomenon?
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### Time delay estimation between two complex signals(IQ)

I need to time align two complex signals. The two signals obtained were at different RF frequency before digitisation. So,I have two complex signals(IQ) and I need to do delay estimation and apply ...
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### Modulation and Noise

I am fairly new to studying communication systems. When it comes to different digital modulation techniques, does the effect of an additive complex noise (a) introduced by the system, and (b) by the ...
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### Smooth factor in matlab

I use smooth function in matlab, in this function there is the smf (smooth factor) parameter that get different values. In different applications, this parameter ...
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### Flat vs frequency selective fading in MC-CDMA?

I am trying to simulate an MC-CDMA system. I have NXK matrix $S$ which consists of subcarriers ($s_n,_k$ represents subcarrier $n$ of user $k$) and KX1 vector $X$ consists of user symbols. So my ...
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### Basic in “Precoding and Equalization Schemes”

I have found the interesting following paper for me: SVD-based MIMO Precoding and Equalization Schemesfor Realistic Channel Knowledge: Design Criteria and Performance Evaluation The paper is old, ...
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### IQ generation separation

To generate I & Q samples from data samples S I = S(1:2:length(S)-1) * cos(2*pi*f*t) ; Q = S(2:2:length(S) ) * sin(2*pi*f*t) ; I & Q to integer ...
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### Interleaving over OFDM symbols in same transmission

In this question I have asked what are the benefits from interleaving between two codewords over ONE OFDM symbol in packet based transmission made up of more than one OFDM symbol Purpose of ...
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### Golay complementary sequences for channel estimation - MATLAB

There are set of complementary sequences known as Golay sequences that are used for channel estimation because of the nice property they have which is that the sum of the autocorrelation function of ...
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### How to convert the mean and variance of a processed received signal into a SNR or BER?

So I'm trying to eventually get some sort of signal quality metric, and to do that, I'm trying to take the mean and variance of my bit determination signal and use that to come up with a Signal to ...
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### How can I make a mmWave frequency selective channel in matlab?

$$H_d=\sum_{\mathcal{\ell}}^{N_p}\alpha_\ell p(dT_s-\tau_\ell)\mathbb{a}_R(\phi_\ell)\mathbb{a}^*_T(\theta_\ell)$$ I'm trying for simulation of a frequency selective channel in matlab. my problem is ...
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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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### How to generate rayleigh fading coefficients in matlab

I want to calculate received SNR for each cellular user CUs, so i want the corresponding transmission power P of base station BS to each user, the noise, and the channel gain coefficient of the ...
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### Why are the mark and space tones of these FSK signals reversed?

I'm working on a project involving FSK-modulated signals. I'm trying to reverse-engineer these signals to determine the preamble pattern used, because the protocol is proprietary. Shown below is a ...
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### Deep Learning based NDA Channel Estimation

I was wondering if it is possible to use Deep Learning to estimate the Channel Impulse Response for NDA synchronization? I understand Deep Learning is not normally used for regression problems but I ...
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### How to find a know signal in another signal which contains other signals along with the signal i need in python

I am working on BPSK with sound waves a carrier waves. Actually I am modulating my data with some known sync bits along with the information I need to send. So the things I will be having at ...
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### What is the relation between noise (AWGN) variance and number of antennas?

I'm working in two Matlab scripts trying to simulate a MIMO system using OFDM (downlink) and SC-FDE (uplink). My question is: for different numbers of transmit and receive antennas, what is the ...
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### How are CDMA codes distributed?

I think this question is so trivial that it's nowhere explained (I would not find it) and the answer is probably trivial too. But I still wonder how codes in a typical CDMA system are distributed? ...
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### FSK carrier frequency estimation

In the MPSK Modulations, Cyclic Spectrum Density method can give a peaks, for example for the QPSK: But in the FSK signal, this peaks do'nt appear. How to solve it?
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### How to Emulate Sample Frequency Offset for OFDM in Matlab?

I am studying the effect of sampling frequency offset on OFDM, and in order to emulate SFO, I have to slightly change the sampling rate of the signal. In order to have a +5ppm offset, I have to change ...
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### Nyquist criterion for zero ISI in the frequency domain

Can someone explain in simple words /graphs the necessary and sufficient Nyquist criterion for zero ISI in frequency domain, namely: The constant folded Fourier Transform.