# 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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### Adding AWGN noise with a correct noise power to the signal

I would like to add AWGN noise to my BPSK and QPSK signal. So assume the BPSK signal is x1 and QPSK signal is x2. The ...
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### Finding $E_b/N_0$ when coding rate is $R_c$

I would like to calculate $E_b/N_0$ when the code rate is $R_c$ for BPSK signal. What I got this $$E_b/N_0= \frac{1}{2R_mR_c \sigma^2}$$ and that is the case also according to this page. $R_m=1$ ...
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### FSK demodulator by integration if the samples per symbols is 2

Say I have a binary FSK with +f and -f frequencies and I have two samples per symbol. Let's consider the "1) multiply with <...
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### How Matched filter is transformed due to frequency modulation?

Intro: Consider a signal source S which emits a PAM modulated signal, bits encoded as +g(t) and ...
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### Why does the BER rate change randomly versus the SNR?

I have altered a MATLAB code that simulates the BPSK modulation using a raised cosine filter at the transmitter and a matched filter at the receiver to study how the signal changes in each step. But, ...
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### Bandwidth of M-ary modulation schemes

I am confused with regard to how bandwidth increases with increase in number of bits transmitted for given duration. 1) Usually say in PCM system, when we increase the number of bits (n) for a given ...
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### Frequency spectrum of an amplitude modulated signal

I am talking about a DSB- Suppressed Carrier amplitude modulation. Let message signal be $m(t)=A_m \cos{\omega_c t}$ and carrier signal be $c(t)=A_c \cos{\omega_m t}$ Then the amplitude modulated ...
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### Correlation in DSBSC modulation

Suppose we have a DSBSC signal given by : $$s(t) = 10 \cos (2\pi f t + \phi ) \cdot m(t)$$ where carrier is random signal with phase ($\phi$) uniformly distributed in $[0,2\pi]$. If ...
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### Why upsample before modulation?

We're doing a project in which we're sending an OFDM frame, modulated to some appropriate carrier, over a channel. Before modulating, we are instructed to upsample and low-pass it. Is there a good ...
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### Determining frequency deviation FM

I am trying to understand the concept of frequency modulation. As written in Wikipedia, if I have a signal containing information $x_m(t)$ and I want to transmit it using frequency modulation, I need ...
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### How do I decode(demodulation) and get original data from audio sample data

Here I'm talking about the less-than-ideal situations, in other words, the audio sample data may have burrs or error bits in it. Encode and decode theory: I am using FSK to encode my original binary ...
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### Bit error rate curves, theoretical and simulation

The BER is the average number of errors that would occur in a sequence of $n$ bits. When $n = 1$, we can think of the BER as the probability that any given bit will be received in error. Basically, ...
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### Why not use zero-signal in digital transmission?

This is something that bothers me from time to time and has always been hand-waved away with some plausible but non-rigorous explanation. For clarity, consider the QPSK case where we have the ...
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### GNU Radio - PSK Mod block - unexpected constellation diagram

I am simulating a QPSK modulation in GNU radio. Here is the flowgraph: . The source is a binary stream coming from the Random Source block. There are 4 PSK Mod blocks configured identically (4 ...
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### Baseband vs. Passband

I am a bit confused if the following signal is baseband or passband: $f(t) = x(t) \cos(2 \pi f_c t) - j \: y(t) \sin(2 \pi f_c t),$ where $j = \sqrt{-1}$. Since it is clearly not real, I cannot say ...
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### Baseband vs Passband modulation

I am taking a graduate level course in Networking theory and applications and I am still a bit shaky on the difference between baseband and pass band scheming. The book I am using is Computer Networks ...
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### Given a real signal, increase modulation frequency

Lets say I receive the signal $$x(t)\cos(\omega_c t)$$ and I want to change the the carrier frequency $x(t)\cos(1.001\omega_c t)$ How can this be done? If I modulated it with a complex exponential, ...
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### Generalized Barker sequences

So we're doing a project where we've decided on QAM-n modulation. I've read up a little bit on synchronization and found Barker sequences, which supposedly has nice autocorrelation properties which ...
If the probability of bit error for a square M-ary QAM is $P_M = (1-(1-P_\sqrt{M})^2)$ where $P_\sqrt{M} = 2(1-\frac{1}{\sqrt{M}})Q(\sqrt{\frac{3E_s}{(M-1)N_0}})$ and $E_s$ is the average symbol ...