Questions tagged [modulation]

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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How do you determine the power required for a phase shift keying modulation scheme?

This wiki article has a diagram : which shows how the message "11000110" is conveyed as a waveform. I'm trying to understand how the power to transmit this message can be determined. Do I need ...
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QPSK vs BPSK bandwidth efficiency

Id like if someone could confirm my logic here ... So I have two scenarios In the first scenario I have an analogue signal (100s long), which I sample 300 times, at 8 discrete quantization levels. ...
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Please, help me interpret my Simulink simulation of AM. Why does carrier not appear in the spectogram?

Carrier is 2 * pi * 25, modulating signal is 2 * pi, all the amplitudes are 1s and zero phase. I realized that I could add a sine wave right at the end. I get a carrier in frequency domain, but my ...
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I/Q Signal Power Calculation

I am trying to understand the basics of IQ modulation. The amplitude of a demodulated IQ signal is given as $\sqrt{I^2 + Q^2}$ which is easy to understand from the phasor diagram. Yet, I don't ...
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Serial to Parallel Converter

in many texts about modulators I have seen there is a component called "Serial to Parallel Converter". For instance, let's consider this scheme and let's focus on the second block (reference): The ...
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Confusion about collection of bits and symbols

I'm taking an intro communications module and I'm quite confused on what the term "symbol" really means? Consider this setup: My understanding is as folllows After the information source, we have ...
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Is this PSK or FSK

I am analysing a captured 433.92MHz signal sampled at 2MHz: If we zoom in: I am thinking this is PSK? Am I wrong? Thanks
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Can you help me to understand Multi-tone FSK, and how I can implement it?

Any paper, book, Matlab file... that you would recommend. Thanks.
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FM: Do rational ratios of carrier to modulator signals really produce harmonic spectra?

I've read that in FM, all rational ratios of the carrier frequency to the modulator frequency produce harmonic spectrum in the FM signal. Link to what I read. I don't understand why this is. If for ...
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Getting hilbert transform of IQ signal

Im new to communications so this may be a stupid question, but I am somewhat confused. I am trying to train an automatic modulation classification (AMC) algorithm on IQ data from the RadioML dataset. ...
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Modulation classification via demodulation confidence?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question, but will try anyway :-) I recently started reading up on the field of automated modulation classification (AMC) where an algorithm ...
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Phase response distortion due to IQ demodulation

I have a bandpass signal, I do IQ demodulation meaning: first step: $IQ(t) = x(t)*exp(-2\pi f_ct)$ second step: low pass using $filtfilt$ function in MATLAB. (in order to avoid phase ...
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inter symbol interference vs digital modulation

I am a little confused after my lecture today. My professor started off with explaining what inter symbol interference (ISI) is and he ended the lecture talking about the different types of digital ...
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What is the range for a demodulated AM signal?

Lets say I perform amplitude modulation (modulation index = 1) of a signal that has a range of [0, 1]. If I demodulate by taking the absolute value of this signal and then low-pass filter it, what ...
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Why do we integrate the modulating function in FM?

I've been reading about FM and I keep coming to an expression, where the instantaneous phase $$\Theta=2\pi f_it+\phi\text, \tag1$$ where $$f_i=f_c+k_fm(t)\text,\tag2$$ ($f_c$ being the base carrier ...
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Why is the carrier suppressed by AM-DSB-SC modulation?

Lets say I have a message that is a sine wave at 1KHz. As I understand it, I can perform amplitude modulation by multiplying this signal with a carrier, lets say 10KHz, and this process is essentially ...
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Could modulation/coding schemes be generated from an AI?

Warning: I'm a bit of a noob with respect to this entire field, but I took some classes on it (a few years ago) and found it fascinating. Anyhow, as far as I understand it, modulation is the process ...
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QAM and APSK error comparision [closed]

Due to the 16QAM and 16APSK characteristic, is there exact comparison between 16QAM and 16APSK BER?
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The sound of modulated audio signal

As I was learned in signal processing, modulation took the signal spectrum to higher frequency range, so I made an experiment for audio file. The audio file "handel.ogg" plays a small part of music "...
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Length of CDMA code and message length vs. number of participants

What is the minimum code size for CDMA codes for synchronuous CDMA (not asynchronous CDMA!) with N number of participants? Furthermore, suppose N parties want to uniquely transmit a message of length ...
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Learning PSK Modulation and Demodulation - Good Text to Read?

Title sums it up. I am curious to see what you all suggest. I'm a newbie and just need some beginner/intermediate material. Thanks!
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What is DAB modulation in signal generators?

I am using R&S signal generator and for generating a DAB signal there is an option for mentioning the modulation level in %. For example, we can generate DAB modulation 50% . I can understand that ...
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OQPSK - GNU Radio Companion

I was wondering if anyone has had any success in implementing OQPSK in gnuradio. I have a working theory of expanding on the Constellation Modulator to include a custom OQPSK function. I have ...
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What's wrong with my M-ary ASK modulation demodulation MATLAB code?

My MATLAB code linked below implements ASK modulation of an M-ary signal, impresses it on a carrier, adds AWG noise of various SNRs. Then, for each SNR, demodulates the signal and calculates the ...
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GNU Radio - Bandwidth and Band Reject Filter

I am currently trying to generate a psk modulated carrier with gnu radio. Attach is an image of my flow graph. As can be seen I am generating a bit stream using the Random Source module and ...
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Pulse shape estimation

Given a captured noisy BPSK signal, how do I formulate the maximum-likelihood problem so as to estimate the matched filter? The model of interest would be baseband BPSK with AWGN: $$c(t) = \sum_{\ell=...
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Mapping soft symbols in DQPSK

I'm trying to soft decode DQPSK. According to this paper the bits are: $b_1 = \mathrm{Re}\{s_n s^*_{n-1}\}, b_2 = \mathrm{Im}\{s_n s^*_{n-1}\}$ If I put 0.707 as a 100% probability of 0: $\begin{...
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Modulation with Maximum Likelihood decoder and capacity

My question comes from the high spectrum efficiency claim of OFDM. This seems not correct IMHO, at least theoretically. For me, we lose energy in using cyclic prefix, hence OFDM should be a waste of ...
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Binary and Quadrature Phase Shift Keying [duplicate]

I was learning Modulation Techniques and was on the topic Phase Shift Keying (PSK). As far as I have understood, In Binary PSK we encode a single bit on a one signal element and we differentiate ...
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How to make SL to RF inport in simulink work real time?

I am using qam in the simulink and need to upconvert the complex baseband data and obtain the time domain passband signal. I pass the complex baseband data to SL to RF inport and then do the ...
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Demodulation of OFDM symbol in LTE for multi-user case

I was trying to understand what exactly happens when you try to modulate an ofdm symbol in the downlink in LTE for multi-user case. When we modulate, usually we allocate different sets of RBs for ...
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Explanation for the following code in python [closed]

x=2 *(rand(N) >= 0.5) - 1 Can someone please explain how the above expression corresponds to BPSK signal please?
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Why bit rate is same in a lower frequency spectrum and higher spectrum?

If there is a spectrum between 0 Mhz - 1 Mhz, bandwidth would be 1 Mhz here and for example with baseband we can send 2000 bps. What I can't understand is if spectrum is 5-6 Mhz instead of 0 - 1 Mhz, ...
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Is there any relation between QAM and streaming?

I am trying to determine whether there is any relation between QAM and streaming (e.g., video streaming). I know that QAM can be used for broadcast TV. I'm not sure if QAM is used for WiFi bit ...
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Diode demodulation for AM

What is the capacitor and resistance at output of LPF meant for in the document it was mentioned that it is DC blocker I don't get it can't message contain DC value.
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Envelope detector for AM signals

How or what are the constraints for deciding factors of envelope detector for AM As far as I know that charging time of capacitor should be below 20T where T is periodic time of carrier and ...
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Channel state information from non-HT packets: is that possible?

I read several papers about CSI data, but one thing is not clear. I would like to extract csi from legacy rate packets. I read some forums related to existing CSI tools and they only state that CSI ...
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How to find index of FM modulation

In text I know that frequency of amplitude signal is 10KHz and carrier frequency is 80 MHz. And I need to write code for FM modulation in matlab, I know how to calculate index but here I do not know ...
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Getting the bitstream of an unknown RF signal

I am trying to get the bitstream of a signal sent over 433MHz. I have installed SDR# (I'm on Windows), connected my NESDR SMART, and I identified the signal here: I can see there is only one peak ...
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Why only odd harmonics after non-linear amplification?

Why do I get only odd harmonics appearing? This not only happens at saturation of the transfer curve, but also in the linear portion of the curve. I make a input signal that has too high power that ...
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What does this spectrogram mean?This is spectrogram of a multitone FM signal

! The spectrogram of FM signal has been generated by using Matlab.Now I want to what does these scratch like lined represent, though I have only two frequency components in my message signal(https://i....
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What determines the maximum/minimum values in I/Q constellation diagram?

I need to do some data analysis on I/Q samples and was trying to know what are the parameters that determine the maximum/minimum values of these samples. In other words, what determines the maximum/...
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Generating a phase modulation frequency spectrum with jitter

I would like to produce a frequency spectrum plot like this: (from All About Circuits) I know that one can take the modulation frequency and multiply it by a given order and scale by the modulation ...
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Relation between constellation SNR and baseband SNR

Let's say I have an I/Q modulation, ie. QPSK. I can simulate an the effects of an AWGN channel by adding to my QPSK symbols the realizations of a complex normal. $\mathcal{CN}(0,\frac{1}{\mathrm{SNR}...
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How to compare two 802.15.4 O-QPSK modulated digitals signals?

I am working on wireless sensors project and I am trying to simulate a transmission between two nodes. So let's say I have two nodes which transmit the message to each other, i.e. node 1 transmits ...
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Does gray coding bring improvement to SER of QPSK, compared with natural coding?

I understand gray coding contributes to BER of QPSK, yet really don't understand why it brings improvement to SER. According to the relationship of SER and BER, it should be improved. Actually, when ...
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IT++ and Alternatives DSP Libraries

I want to implement some signal processing blocks in C++ so I did a bit of search on the available libraries for signal processing in C++ and I found that IT++ provides comprehensive set of functions, ...
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Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM)

In the following figure we see an encoder and a decoder of a Delta Modulation System, which is a simple DPCM System with a 1-bit quantizer: We assume that signal $x(n)$ is known, that $\hat{x}(-1)=0$ ...
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Continuous Phase Modulation

The wikipedia article on continuous-phase modulation states the following: For instance, with QPSK the carrier instantaneously jumps from a sine to a cosine (i.e. a 90 degree phase shift) whenever ...
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confused in using modulation technique

I am given a question in which I have to draw the spectrum of the signal $m(t)$ and then draw the spectrum of this modulated signal. The signal is $$m(t)=\cos(1000\pi t)$$ Now in solution manual ...

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