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### FSK: Selecting center frequencies and Carson's Rule

I'm implementing 2FSK and 4FSK modulation schemes for an experimental system. I'm using GNURadio, although that shouldn't affect the question. I'm trying to figure out how the center frequency should ...
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### CFO Estimation in LoRa Chirp Signal (Preamble part)

I am trying to estimate CFO in LoRa chirp signal (preamble part). I have seen the discussion about CFO on this forum but it is mainly related to CFO estimation in OFDM. I want to estimate the CFO in a ...
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### Properly FM Demodulation & Display baseband FFT in QT using QTCustomPlots

I am having trouble trying to display the baseband signal because it looks incorrect. How do I properly display the baseband signal? Should I be doing a float to complex transformation? Am I doing ...
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### Analog FM & IQ modulation

I am exploring the possibilities of IQ modulator. I want to do analog FM modulation (range $0$ to $5 ~ kHz$) using IQ modulator. So far, I can modulate the signal digitally inside of the STM32 ...
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### Deriving the IF phase equation of FMCW

My understanding of the FMCW was limited to one chirp and was mostly focused on frequency analysis. (Mostly built upon this answer) I wanted to expand my understanding to multiple chirps and was ...
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### numerical time differentiation in GNURadio

I'm hoping to put together a cheap modulation monitor for wideband FM radio using an rtl sdr usb, on the FCC website, it's listed that the modulation percentage for an FM station is the actual ...
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### What is the difference between sending pulses and modulating waves?

If you look for amplitude, frequency, phase modulation, you typically get some picture saying you have a wave and you modulate the corresponding parameter (amplitude, frequency, phase). On the other ...
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### FM and PM waves

I have to find the FM and PM waves corresponding to this sawtooth signal: I have found out the PM wave as: I am getting the FM wave as this : I have plotted this using Python. Can anyone please ...
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### Wideband FM bandwidth estimation

In the book Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems by B. P Lathi, there is a section for the estimation of WBFM bandwidth. First, the staircase approximation of $m(t)$ is constructed by the ...
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### Non-coherent FSK and Orthogonality and square-law detectors

This is a basic figure that explains how Non-Coherent FSK actually works. The incoming signal $r (t)=\sqrt{2 P}{Cos}(2 \pi t (\text{fc}+\text{fi})+\text{n(t)}$ where P denotes the signal power in ...
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### Instantaneous frequency, PLLs, frequency mixing, cross-correlation and the cross-correlation matrix

This is as much a request for comment and critique as anything else. I am looking at tracking how a system perturbs an input that is a (real) sinoid of varying frequency. ...
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### Help in identifying low speed image transmission protocol over RF

In the seventies I worked for Muirhead on press fax machines that used to transmit pictures over radio and landline as I recall two FM systems were used a carrier 800 Hz modulated +- 150 Hz and 1900Hz ...
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### I can't understand why there is a phase shift in phase modulation of a sawtooth wave

This is regarding question 5.1-2 (see picture attached) from Modern digital and analog communications, Lathi & Zhi Ding (2010). I do not understand what the behavior should be at the ...
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### Advice on generating stable FMCW waveform

I am trying to derive parameters for a triangular FMCW waveform such that the phase of the signal has consistency from one period to the next. Perhaps this is arbitrary and feel free to tell me so, ...
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### Frequency modulation: which algorithm for discrete signals (Java, Swift, etc.)

I'm writing an audio app in Swift - and one task consists in frequency modulation of a given signal (microphone input or sound file) - thus I'm iterating through all frames of a buffer like ...
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### FM modulation - recovering bits

I'm trying to complete one task: Download some FM modulated signals from page http://www.w1hkj.com/modes/index.htm. Calculate their spectrograms, i.e. short-time Fourier transform. Observe different ...
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### Why does sampling chirp at peak frequency yield correct frequency response?

Followup; setting Fs = bandWidth in accepted answer's code yields the "correct" frequency response of an LFM chirp: constant magnitude, parabolic phase. ...
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### Which equipment to use for testing performance of AM, FM, and DAB

I want to test the performance of AM, FM and DAB radio in RTL-SDR. I want to measure sensitivity, adjacent channel selectivity, cross-modulation/blocking, and third-order intermodulation to be some of ...
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### Is there a software/application that shows the FM base stations nearby us?

I want to collect a list of FM base stations near me. I have found apps/software for finding LTE base station but found no success in finding an app for FM base station.