# 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 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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### Difference between Line Code and Keying

The following statements are from Wikipedia page of Keying Keying or digital modulation applies to transmitting a digital signal over an analogue passband channel. When a digital signal is ...
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### Don't understand what is meant by signal dimension

I don't understand the concept of dimension of a signal. I ran into it in an explanation of Shannon Capacity, and in a paper on spread spectrum. I was hoping somebody could explain with an example. ...
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### Confused in Bit rate, Symbol rate, Sample rate and Data rate

I'm using GMSK modulation to send $300 \ \rm bits$ and assuming $1 \ \rm bit/symbol$. $BT$ product is $0.5$. Sampling frequency is $100\ \rm kHz$ and bandwidth of the signal is $28 \ \rm kHz$. (a) ...
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### low-frequency amplitude with phase modulation of low Hz carrier

I am writing an FM/PM synthesizer, using Java. For the most part it works pretty well. What I am curious about is an attempt to use a low frequency tone as a carrier. By low frequency, I mean in the ...
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### Symbol rate and bit rate

Nyquist's formula for maximum channel capacity (noiseless channel): $C=2B \log_2(M)$ Shannon's formula (noisy channel): $C=B \log(1+S/N)$. I need to distinguish between the symbol rate and the bit ...
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### Why would amplitude modulation result in change of frequency?

Question: (single choice correct; source: JEE Main 2015) A signal of $5 kHz$ frequency is amplitude modulated on a carrier wave of frequency $2 MHz$. The frequencies of the resultant signal is/are: ...
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### How does modulation work in simple language?

I am reading modulation from this site (am a beginner). In the end, they've given this example: I am having trouble understanding how exactly they arrived at the two modulated results for AM and FM. ...
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### Transmission frquency in MIMO-OFDM system

What I understand in MIMO system, the user data is broken down into several chunks and transmitted over the antennas (say 3 Tx antennas) by using same frequency Fc. In order to use the interference as ...
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### Extracting the carrier signal from AM

I am new to DSP and leaning about amplitude modulation. I am trying to demodulate a 5 Hz signal that is modulated by a 50 Hz carrier. I am trying to extract the carrier, not the the 5 Hz signal. A ...
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### Use of the Dirac delta as a sampling operator

As we are all taught in signal processing classes, the Dirac delta is not a normal function but a generalized function. It is sometimes defined as either the limit of some normal function whose ...
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### What is the phase coded modulation?

I'm trying to understand what is the "phase coded modulation" and how does it work. As far as I know, Although the linear frequency modulated (LFM) waveform continues to be the workhorse of modern ...
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### Conversion between Eb/N0 and SNR in spread-spectrum modulation like LoRa CSS?

This question is somewhat related to the one asked here: How is multiplexing achieved in spread-spectrum modulations like CSS? I am looking at the bit error rate (BER) performance of communication ...
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### Recover IQ samples from signal

I have a data acquisition device that provides me with an array of integers that represents a modulated signal (let's say QAM16). I would like to recover the I and Q samples from the raw time-domain ...
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### How is the number of amplitude levels decided in modulation techniques?

For M-QAM modulation, where e.g. $M = 64$ there are 8 amplitude levels. Each level is represented by a symbol that is further represented by bits through the relation: $$b=\log_2(M)$$ This means ...
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### Why does raised cosine pulse through Butterworth filter introduce (significant) ISI?

Here is a simple MATLAB experiment: ...