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Modulation is the process of varying one or more properties of a high-frequency periodic waveform, called the carrier signal, with the amplitude of low-frequence modulating signal which typically contains information to be transmitted.

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upconverting a kHz/MHz signal to GHz

I want to know how in practice we can take a kHz/MHz signal to a GHz band? Suppose we have an FSK modulated signal at around 300 kHz (or 20 MHz). I want to take it to 3.5 GHz, so about 3499700 kHz ...
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Log likelihood ratio values

How to compute/calculate the log likelihood ratio values from iq's of a GMSK signal
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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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How to convert sampled real audio signal to it's IQ components for IQ modulation?

So my question is this: How to convert sampled real audio signal to it's IQ components for IQ modulation? For instance: WHen I have my DSP or FPGA receive a audio signal through a ADC, which is just ...
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How to calculate the accurate BER expression of circular 8-QAM constellation modulation?

It is easy to understand the BER derivation of square QAM, but the circular 8-QAM? I'm quite confused. The decision region is not in a rectangular shape anymore, meaning regular way does not work here....
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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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How to test I/Q modulation with only one branch (I or Q)?

Given is a direct-conversion I/Q up- and downconverter system. Receiver and transmitter share the same (10MHz) reference and hence the LO frequency is identical and there is an (unknown) phase ...
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Why QPSK and 4-QAM is similar? [duplicate]

I'm facing confusion regarding similarity between QPSK and 4-QAM. As we know that QPSK, the radius of the circle in constellation graph remains constant (as the amplitude is constant). $$ x(t) = a_{...
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Modulation and allocation in GSM900

I want to do one project and I just want to make sure that I've understood correctly. Human's voice frequency is around 85-255Hz. When we talk on phone, carrier is modulated with voice signal in ...
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How range of the signal increases when modulation is done? [closed]

I am very confused because we know by increasing frequency we decrease the wavelength hence the distance covered will be very less but when we modulate a signal we are basically increasing the signal ...
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Bandlimiting and OFDM spectrum - what is considered “bandlimited”?

I have been reading about OFDM modulation, it's not clear to me how you can have band-limited OFDM but given its prevalence in wireless communication there must be some designation of approximately ...
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What is a constant envelope modulation?

The Book "Digital Modulation Techniques" by Fuqin Xiong groups digital modulation schemes into two classes: "constant envelope" and "nonconstant envelope." However, I was surprised by the inclusion ...
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What is the relationship between FFT size and demodulation in OFDM

As I mentioned in the title of the question, how can we demodulate the data in order to get the same number of subcarriers with different FFT size. For example, 10 MHz LTE can be sampled with 15.36 ...
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How can I do QPSK in MATLAB [closed]

Could you please explain the step below, what is the benefit of it and how does it work. . I do qpsk demodulation, do I started doing the meshgrid, ...
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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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IQ modulation: baseband to bandpass transformation

can someone explain me these doubts? it is a baseband signal representation. A- complex signal, R- real. If I multiply baseband signal with FT( cos) then the signal will look like this ( on the ...
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Modulation of real-valued signal

I have one doubt according to modulation of a real signal. there are so many examples where the real signal was modulated with frequency bigger then 0. Why the signal could not be putted in f=0? is ...
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Space-time trellis coding

Can someone explain to me how to calculate the branch metric of a Viterbi algorithm for a MIMO communications system? In an example, I came across they vaguely show the calculations and I have no ...
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Calculating SNR from Frequency Domain

As I am newbie to signals, I have collected an appliance signal in frequency domain as follows: (PSD- Power Spectral Density). So, I need to calculate the SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) and BER (Bit ...
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The code explanation about QPSK modulation

This is the code about the QPSK modulation, and I don't understand the real part and the imaginary part code. Can anyone explain it to me if you know? Why is ...
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Homodyne concept of receiver

I would like to understand a concept of homodyne architecture of I-Q demodulator and how the wave looks like at each step. It is a bandpass Signal: Step 1: multiplication with cos and sin wave. I ...
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Don't understand the relation about the wireless communication flow chart and TDMA illustration diagram

The first picture is the wireless communication flow chart,and the second is the TDMA illustration diagram,Which part of first picture is TDMA ? or if first picture is the standard process for TDMA,...
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Modulation to achieve Shannon capacity in AWGN channels

If my understanding is correct, to achieve the Shannon capacity in AWGN channels, we need a modulation that codewords follow Normal distribution, or uniform on surface of a sphere (sphere hardening ...
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Why does my OFDM demod in GNU Radio not return anything?

This is the flowgraph I used: Output after mod: Output after demod: I've read that it might be a synchronization problem but since I'm not actually transmitting anything over a medium, that shouldn'...
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What are the pros and cons of common modulation techniques? [closed]

What are the pros and cons of commonly used modulation techniques? Why is one preferred over another in a given situation? Why do so many exist? Are some better at resisting noise, travelling long ...
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IQ modulation principle

I am new in the signal processing. I hope I can get help. I want to ask a question regarding IQ modulation work . Why can’t I simply multiply a complex base-band signal with a cosine to modulate it?
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Synchronization with a specified sequence

I'm currently creating a project in Matlab where I'm simulating a communication, based on the SSB modulation, between a transmitter and a receiver. I've added a Barker sequence in the trasmitted ...
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Audio Steganography: Inaudible Audio Watermarking for Source Identification

What is a relatively inaudible audio watermarking technique to overlay a broadband audio signal on top of playing music without analysing the music for low-bitrate source identification? Ideally ...
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GNU Radio QPSK 4 Symbols

I'd like to generate a simple QPSK signal in GNU radio, but so far I haven't been able to get it to perform the way I'd like and I'm not sure if this has to do with some misunderstanding I have about ...
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Is Oversampling a Signal Same as Discretizing the Signal?

I am confused about the new terminology 'oversampling' I have encountered very recently. To explain it better, I am going to use numerical examples. Now let's assume I am using a BPSK modulator and my ...
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modulate/demodulate audio file as FSK signal mixed with music signal

What I want to do: I want to encode an audio message inside a regular music file; this shall be decoded by an audio analyzer running on another machine (by listening to the audio playback from the ...
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Ratio of the power in the sidebands to the total power in conventional AM

Message signal and carrier signal are given as $m=\cos(2 \pi \cdot f_{m} \cdot t) $ $c=A_{c}\cdot \cos(2 \pi \cdot f_{c} \cdot t) $ I was asked to find modulation index $a$ so that ratio of the ...
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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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FFT based symbol synchronization for digital demodulation

Where can I read more about "slow search" methods for symbol synchronization based on FFT for extracting a clock signal from the modulated signal? I have read here (8.7 Symbol synchronization) One ...
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Modulation Index in Case of Quadrature Modulation (IQ-modulation)

It says that in case of quadrature modulation, the modulation index can be maintained at exactly 0.5 without any settings or adjustments. I don't get it why. What is it which is making it sure that ...
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concurrent multiple sound sources seperation for TDoA estimation

consider a room with some sound resources and several mics, these sound resources almost concurrently emit sound signals. As for one mic, it may pick up sound signals from different sound sources ...
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QPSK modulation validation

I tried to replicate a Matlab code in python (for testing reasons) to do a QPSK modulation. So this is the original code(source Gaussian waves website): ...
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Relationships between $f(t)$ signal and $f(t) \times \sin(\omega t)$ signal

Let's assume that there is a signal $f(t)$, $0\le t \le T$. Then, is there any special meaning of the signal $g(t) =f(t) \times \sin(\omega t)$? Like AM transmission. What is shown/heard when we play ...
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Spectra of a basic OFDM transmitter

I try to simulate a primary (or very basic) OFDM transmitter. The goal is to have spectra exactly like these: But through my Matlab code: ...
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Relationship between the carrier frequency and the propagation distance? [duplicate]

For electromagnetic waves, Is there a relationship between the carrier frequency and the propagation distance? When transmission distance increases the signal tends to lose power, so carrier signal ...
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Does anyone recognize this modulation?

I'm trying to extract the code of my garage remote, but i have some difficulty to find witch modulation has been used. At first I thought it was a simple digital modulation, but there is some strange ...
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Vestigial Side Band Demodulation: Which components are to be retained and which are to be filtered out?

This article shows the analysis of Vestigial Side Band Suppressed Carrier demodulation. I have understood the mathematical derivation up to eq (1). However, I am unable to understand which components ...
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Square law demodulator. How can we eliminate the term containing $m^2(t)$?

We are trying to extract the message signal from the AM signal using square law demodulator. In the final expression, $V_2(t)$, the term encircled in blue has to be retained, and the others have to ...
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Bandwidth of product of two signals

POINT 1: According to convolution theorem, if g1(t) has a bandwidth B1 and g2(t) has a bandwidth B2, then product g1(t)g2(t) has a bandwidth = B1 + B2. POINT 2: Now, consider an AM waveform s(t)=g(t)...
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Frequency modulation of $m(t)$ in MATLAB

I have a message signal defined in the below interval $$ m(t)=\begin{cases}1&, 0\leq t < \frac{t_0}{3}\\[2ex] -2&, \frac{t_0}{3}\leq t <\frac{2t_0}{3}\\[2ex] 0&, \frac{2t_0}{3}\leq t ...
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Real-time modulated IIR filter

I've been learning to implement an IIR filter for a synthesizer project. It is now more or less stable when the parameters are constant, but ultimately I want the parameters to be arbitrarily ...
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How exactly does 8PSK work on each I and Q leg?

I am working on making a modulator in VHDL and am implementing 8PSK. Currently, I have BPSK and QPSK looking good, and I have verified the spectrums. However, now that I am moving to 8PSK, I am stuck ...
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Recommended literature to learn essential aspects of signals and its propagation [closed]

Where can I learn about signal's features. For instance mean, power, amplitude, frequency, energy, how they propagate in space or any other medium?. What power means its amplitude increases and ...
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AM Modulator-Demodulator in Python

I am trying to make a AM modem using Python Numpy and Matplotlib. I am successful in generating the AM Signal but I cannot demodulate it using a lowpass filter function that I made. The demodulation ...
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How is this signal being modulated?

I have a small device that transmits commands in bursts. Looking on the FCC website for the device, the encoding is supposed to be ASK. Previous examples of ASK encoding that I have seen look like ...