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QAM is a digital modulation scheme. As such it is one way of implementing a physical layer that allows to convey digital information over a given medium. QAM is frequently used in all kinds of systems, including wireless (cf. broadcast TV and yes, also WiFi) as well as wired (Ethernet uses some variations of QAM as well). What kind of information you convey ...


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Because of the diode at the input, you get a DC offset at the output. Notice that a single diode is already a primitive rectifier, because it blocks the negative half wave. But you usually will want a purely AC output, that's why you put a HPF with very low cutoff frequency after the LPF. It will block the DC and yield a pure AC output signal. You can see ...


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In the frequency domain, an AM modulated sinusoid looks like a carrier plus two side-bands in complex conjugate symmetry above and below the carrier. If you permit the lower sideband to cross into the negative frequency spectrum, then there is no limit to maximum modulating frequency. Of course that may not look like your typical AM modulated signal in the ...


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