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### FSK Demodulation, Bit Timing Recovery

I am currently implementing acoustic FSK modulation and demodulation. I am not a signal processing guy so any help about the bit timing recovery would be very appreciated. Currently I implemented the ...
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### How to measure/estimate symbol rate of a signal with unknown ( but probably QAM ) modulation?

Is it possible to estimate the symbol rate of a signal whose modulation is not know exactly but it can only be guessed that it is probably some kind of QAM (probably 64 or 256). What is the best way ...
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### How does the Meyr-Oerder Timing Algorithm work?

I`ve came across a Paper for this Algorihm for estimating the Symbol-Timing from Meyr and Oerder, which I want to understand. The Algorithm uses blocks from the samples and calculates the Timing ...
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### Synchronization of BPSK with variable-length symbols (ISO 14443)

Does anyone have an idea how one would perform BPSK symbol synchronization if symbol length is allowed to vary? As dumb as that sounds, this is not a theretical question.The "Proximity" Type B NFC ...
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### Symbol timing recovery design

I am trying to design the Symbol timing recovery(#STR) block of #DVBS Receiver. These are the specifications Symbol rate ($f_s$) = $2\textrm{ MHz}$ Acquisition range = $10\%$ of Symbol rate ...
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### Isn't Gardner's algorithm and Early-Late gate the same thing?

I'm reading about some symbol synchronization methods and I find these two (ELG and Gardner) very similar. Early-Late gate takes 2 samples, one at $t=T-\delta$ and the other at $t=T+\delta$, then ...
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### Loop bandwidth for symbol timing recovery

I am trying to design the Symbol timing recovery (STR) block of DVBS Receiver. How should I chose the loop bandwidth and damping ratio for determining the loop filter coefficients $k_1$ and $k_2$? ...
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### Fractional spaced equalizer + timing (clock) recovery

I am trying to figure out how timing recovery is used after equalization (or, being more correct, when the equalizer is in the timing recovery loop), having a T/2 fractional spaced equalizer and using ...
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### Optimal time for sampling symbol in digital receivers

I'm studying various publications about symbol timing recovery algorithms, Early-late, Mueller and Muller & Gardner. All documents I've read tells that, to minimize ISI : The optimal time for ...
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### Symbol Timing recovery for modulation producing ISI

I am interested in understanding why the common timing recovery algorithms function for modulation schemes which produce ISI. For example, suppose you are receiving at the output of a matched filter ...
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### How to determine the symbol rate of a 2-FSK signal?

Let's say that I have a 2-FSK signal recorded so that the SNR is around 20 dB and the noise seems to be more or less white. The distance between tones is greater than the minimum distance needed for ...
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### Symbol Synchronization for GFSK/FSK signals in GNU Radio

I am trying to demodulate GFSK signal, and extract the packets using GNURadio. TX information: It is basically BLE transmission but customized. BW: 2MHz, data rate: 1MSymbols/sec, 1 bit per symbol. ...
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### Understanding the over sampling factor effects before a Matched Filter?

I am trying to design a matched filter at the receiver side to a half sine pulse shaping function sent by the transmitter of an OQPSK transceiver. I am not sure I understand the effect of varying the ...
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### symbol synchronization

PLL is typically used in carrier synchronization and its diagram is well known, consisting of a multiplier, a low pass filter, and a VCO. In "Phase-locked Loop" at wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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### Help on understanding Gardner's original paper for QPSK symbol timing recovery?

I am fairly new to DSP and RF receivers in general, and I was recommended to read Gardner's original paper for symbol timing error recovery for QPSK signals. I have a question regarding an equation ...
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### Confussion on roll-off factor, sampling time and Raised Cosine pulses.

I am reviewing some bandlimited communications theory and something is bothering me - My book says increasing the roll-off factor makes the received sequence more tolerant to timing recovery errors ...
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### Loop Bandwidth for Carrier Demodulation loop

I am trying to implement a simple MATLAB model for the demodulators for phase modulated signals (PSK) used in communication systems. For the detection of the phase modulated output (PM out in the ...
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### Symbol synchronization with M-QAM. M < 16

I working on M-QAM system using a Cortex-M4 processor. Using a alternating symbol as a preamble, I am able to get carrier lock. Symbol synchronization is then achieved by finding the peak. An early ...
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### Symbol synchronization with unknown symbol rate

I'm learning about the early late gate symbol synchronization and understand that it needs to be given the symbol rate ahead of time. How could a multi-symbol rate system use an early late gate? It is ...
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### Gardner Symbol Timing error detector gain

I am trying to design the Symbol timing recovery block for QPSK receiver. I have set the loop bandwidth to be 0.005, and damping factor to be 1. I am following Digital Communications: A Discrete-time ...
I am new to signal processing and have been trying to understand the terminology. I came across this statement: "Assuming the signal modulation $\mathfrak{M}$ has an alphabet A of M symbols and the ...