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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The notion of white and colored noise

The autocorrelation function of AWGN is an impulse response at t=0, and its fourier transform or its spectral power density has a flat infinite BW Now any receiver will have bandpass or low pass ...
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Is CMA equalization applicable for OFDM

I have a question regarding the constant modulus algorithm (CMA), as you know it's one of the known algorithms used for blind equalization. The cost function of the CMA is build blindly, it means ...
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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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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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How to calculate $p_c$ (binomial probability)

In the given image I don't understand how to calculate $p_c$, can anyone please explain?
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How to calculate $E_b/N_0$ for a 8-PSK?

How to calculate $E_b/N_0$ for a 8PSK? My BER is given. But I don't understand how to calculate $E_b/N_0$ as it is inside a Q function.
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Average Energy of modified QAM Constellation

How to compute the average energy for the modified 16-QAM constellation below? I know that for regular/rectangular 16-QAM we can utilize the 4-PAM along each axes but I'm not sure how can we find $E_{...
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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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“Revolving” QPSK Constellation

I am trying to code a QPSK transmitter in VHDL but first I want to create one out of Simulink blocks and translate it into VHDL code. I am using an example project for the PlutoSDR as a guide. This ...
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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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How to compute the channel gain from the path loss model of a wireless channel

I did my research but I did not get a satisfying answer. We have a transmitter and a receiver over a wireless communication channel. The channel's path loss is modeled as $ 128 + 37 \log_{10} (d)$, ...
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Confussion on roll-off factor, sampling time and Raised Cosine pulses.

I am reviewing some bandlimited communications theory and something is bothering me - My book says increasing the roll-off factor makes the received sequence more tolerant to timing recovery errors ...
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Where in the signal chain is Channel Equalization applied?

I am reading about channel equalization and I am somewhat confused on where in the signal chain channel equalization is normally applied and if it's before or after a correlator detector or matched ...
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How can I generate time-variant Rayleigh channel in MATLAB

One of known models for channel simulation is called Rayleigh Fading channel, it's usually used to simulate wireless channel in time variant/invariant. As I know, Rayleigh fading channel can be ...
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The benefits of a fractionally spaced equalizer

I often read that one of the benefits of FSE vs a symbol rate equalizer, besides avoiding any aliasing in the roll off region, is that it is less sensitive to the timing phase. What does that really ...
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OFDM Simulation process

I'm trying to understand OFDM by making a simulation. Are these steps correct? generate M random complex QAM symbols. example: (1+j,1-j,-1-j,1-j....) Split my M samples into a N 2048 sized arrays ...
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Narrow band Interference affecting timing acquisition in spread spectrum communication systems

It is often said that a narrow band "in band" interferer will collapse and its BW will spread when it is correlated with a spreading code at the receiver of say a CDMA system while the signal of ...
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bandwidth for a chirp spread spectrum

For a PSK communication with a symbole time $T$, the bandwidth of the system is $B=\frac{1} {T}$. But for a chirp spread spectrum with the same symbol time $T$ and the bandwidth of the chirp is $...
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What is the mixed numerology in OFDM

In order to meet the user requirements in the next generation radio access technology, the ongoing standardization within 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) offers flexibility in terms of ...
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White noise and entropy confusion about concepts

The spectral entropy (SE) of a signal is a measure of its spectral power distribution. The concept is based on the Shannon entropy, or information entropy, in information theory. The SE treats the ...
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What is an intuitive understanding of the difference between the minimum required bandwidth and actual bandwidth?

When using for example, polar signaling of full width rectangular pulses, the bandwidth is equal to the pulse rate $Rb$, which is also the bit rate. $B=R_b$ for full width rectangular pulses. But ...
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Using IFFT for the purpose of “Multiple Orthogonal Frequency Shift Keying”

Is it possible to create a set of complex orthogonal sinusoids using FFT or IFFT In other words a kind of "Multiple Frequency Shift Keying" using multiple sinusoids that are created with a fourier ...
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ADC quantization +thermal noise

ADC noise can affect the overall noise performance of a receiver. The noise is partially quantization noise and partially thermal noise and as a general rule it extends up to the Nyquist frequency = ...
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Doppler Shift of Phase Coded Pulse Compression Waveform

Suppose I want to transmit the signal: $$ x(t) = g\Big(\frac{t-t_{0}}{T}\Big) \cdot \cos(2 \pi f_{0} t + \theta_{0}) + g\Big(\frac{t-t_{1}}{T}\Big) \cdot \cos(2 \pi f_{1}t + \theta_{1}) $$ Where $g(...
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Why Convolution between Signal and a Channel Is Not Done Directly in SIMO Channel

In OFDM system, I need to transmit a signal $x$ in SIMO channel $H$ with one $Tx$ antenna and 4 $Rx$ receiver's antennas. The initial equation for that convolution is $r=Hx+n$ where $n$ is the noise. $...
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Use of Long Training Field (LTF) of 802.11 standard

In 802.11a/n the preamble part has L-LTF(Legacy-Long Training Field) and HT-LTF(High Throughput-Long Training Field). I want to clarify my understanding of these two fields: Are the only difference ...
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Generation of a stream of data bits 0s and 1s at a certain bit or data rate [closed]

This is a very basic question ,but basics important, : How is a stream of data bits (zeros and ones that express a certain information) and at a certain rate being generated? what is involved in terms ...
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OFDM Short Training Field clarification

I want to clarify my understanding of OFDM training fields. Please correct me if I am wrong as I am getting 2 different information from online resources. For 802.11a standard the preamble contains ...
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Why would we simulate baseband rather than passband

My question is, Why do we usually use baseband in simulation rather than passband? however, if we want to test our simulated idea in real environment, it must be sometimes in passband !! So, should ...
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Complex filters used in analog domain [closed]

Complex filters can be used in low IF architecture especially in DSP in order to phase out (reject) the image signal. How are complex filters implemented in the analog domain?
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Time for a preamble (underwater acoustic communication)

What is the maximum duration of a preamble for underwater acoustic communications? For example, can we have a preamble $>10 \textrm{ sec}$?
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Why must the Region Of Convergence (ROC) contain infinity and the system function be a right-sided sequence for it to be causal?

I need the simple logic on the condition a system becomes causal. We know that causal contains only past values. I can't relate this with the Region Of Convergence (ROC) concept.
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How general are adaptive-filtering techniques? [closed]

How often do problems arise that let you use adaptive filters? Unless I am understanding something incorrectly it seems the requirement that the input signal be stationary(or even WSS) is too strong ...
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Is sparse signal in time domain is sparse in Frequency domain

In OFDM system, if we have a multi-path environment, we supposed to have a sparse received signal in time domain, then $FFT$ is performed to convert it into frequency domain. My question, does the ...
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How to get sensor covariance matrix from CSI values?

I try to use musicdoa() function in Matlab to estimate the direction of arrival of the paths of signals received by the receiver in a wireless link. The function ...
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Inter-Symbol Interference (ISI) channels

Is there any open and free data-set for digital ISI channels? I want to have a variety of ISI channels' taps, such as $h[k]$ here. Especially looking for BPSK channels.
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Quality of experience engineer

I have noticed certain overlap between digital signal processing and quality assurance for jobs that require expertise in evaluating the quality of the transmitted signals on telecommunication systems ...
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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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Phase synchronization between 2 PLLs

If 2 PLLs as the one shown are driven from the same reference/crystal and the ratio between divider N and R is an integer (note that divider R is outside the loop), does one need a sync pulse for ...
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how to set Equalizer's coefficient using generalized eigenvector.

In that paper https://jwcn-eurasipjournals.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1687-1499-2012-72 .. Equation 3, $J(w) = w^HBw/w^HCw$ .. $B$ and $C$ are matrices, $w$ the filter coefficients vector ...
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Averaging out noise and SNR improvement

Suppose I have a sequence of identical symbols carrying the same information at a sample rate equal to the symbol rate, why do we always talk about averaging them to average out noise, why not just ...
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Calculating the energy of trapezoid wave

Here is the trapezoid wave,although i know we can use $\int^{4}_0 |x(t)|^2dt$ to calculate its power,but i want to divide this trapezoid to right triangle$(t=0$~$2)$,and a square ($(t=2$~$4)$). I ...
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Noisy and Noiseless Channels

I am trying to understated the the achievable bit rate in noiseless and noisy channels. Particularly, I would like to solve the following problem: Let a real symbol $0\leq x_i < 1$ be ...
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External frequency divider in a PLL

Does a frequency divider external to the loop BW of a PLL cause any phase ambiguity ? and why? and is the result of dividing by an odd number different than dividing by an even number?
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“Complex Matched Filter”

What does a complex matched filter mean? . A complex bandpass filter can be formed by multiplying a low pass filter by exp(jwt) getting an analytic filter (one sided in the frequency domain) which is ...
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How does a telephone change your voice? [closed]

Is it due to vocal length normalization during MFCC? Please be kind enough to explain.
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Symbol timing synchronization using a high sampling rate

Symbol timing synchronization usually relies on a digital PLL procedure, an iterative process that relies on detecting a timing error signal that is used to control an interpolation filter that in its ...
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What does it mean that the normalized power of a received equals one?

I have read in that lecture, page 2, here that, the symbols are independent, and normalized to have power 1, which means $E(x x^H) = I$ .. what does that mean? could you please explain that for me?
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Dynamic loop bandwidth for a Costas loop

I'm using a Costas loop for carrier recovery. The BER vs SNR (from GNU Radio Simulation) curve for different loop bandwidths (0.03,0.05 and 0.07) is shown in the graph below. It can be seen that the ...
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Carrier Frequency Offset, Rotating Constellation and Correlator

I have been further reading up on carrier recovery methods and something is not clear to me: It's written that a carrier frequency offset results in a rotating constellation diagram but if you are ...