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Digital Communication(EC51)

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  • Chapter-1: Introduction
  • Digital Communication System
  • Advantages of Digital Communication
  • Disadvantages of Digital Communication:
  • Channels for Digital Communications
  • Bandwidth:
  • Geometric representation of Signals:
  • Proof:-
  • Uniform Quantizer:
  • Non – Uniform Quantizer:
  • Encoding:
  • Source coding:
  • Channel coding:
  • Concept of Hamming Distance:
  • Creating block codes:
  • Reed-Solomon Codes:
  • Line coding:
  • Non-Return-to-Zero, Inverted (NRZI):
  • Manchester encoding:
  • Detection of known signals in noise
  • Optimum transmitter & receiver
  • Probability of error:-

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Digital Communication (EC51)


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Chapter-1: Introduction The purpose of a Communication System is to transport an information bearing signal from a source to a user destination via a communication channel. MODEL OF A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM(ANALOG)
Information Source and Input Transducer

I/P Signal

Destination and Output Transducer

O/P Signal

Fig. 1.1: Block diagram of Communication System. The three basic elements of every communication systems are Transmitter, Receiver and Channel. The Overall purpose of this system is to transfer information from one point (called Source) to another point, the user destination. The message produced by a source, normally, is not electrical. Hence an input transducer is used for converting the message to a time – varying electrical quantity called message signal. Similarly, at the destination point, another transducer converts the electrical waveform to the appropriate message. The transmitter is located at one point in space, the receiver is located at some other point separate from the transmitter, and the channel is the medium that provides the electrical connection between them. The purpose of the transmitter is to transform the message signal produced by the source of information into a form suitable for transmission over the channel. The received signal is normally corrupted version of the transmitted signal, which is due to channel imperfections, noise and interference from other sources.The receiver has the task of operating on the received signal so


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as to reconstruct a recognizable form of the original message signal and to deliver it to the user destination. Communication Systems are divided into 3 categories: 1. Analog Communication Systems are designed to transmit analog information using analog modulation methods. 2. Digital Communication Systems are designed for transmitting digital information using digital modulation schemes, and 3. Hybrid Systems that use digital modulation schemes for transmitting sampled and quantized values of an analog message signal. ELEMENTS OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS: The figure 1.2 shows the functional elements of a digital communication system. Source of Information: 1. Analog Information Sources. 2. Digital Information Sources. Analog Information Sources → Microphone actuated by a speech, TV Camera scanning a scene, continuous amplitude signals. Digital Information Sources → These are teletype or the numerical output of computer which consists of a sequence of discrete symbols or letters. An Analog information is transformed into a discrete information through the process of sampling and quantizing. Digital Communication System
Source of Information Source Encoder Channel Encoder



Received Signal
User of Information Source Decoder Channel Decoder Demodulator


code word lengths.e. shorter is the codeword. the source decoder converts the binary output of the channel decoder into a symbol sequence. Aim of the source coding is to remove the redundancy in the transmitting information. average data rate and the efficiency of the coder (i.e. Higher the probability. 2. symbol sequence into a binary sequence of 0‟s and 1‟s by assigning code words to the symbols in the input sequence. There are two methods of channel coding: 1. where „r‟ is dependent on „k‟ and error control capabilities desired.Einstein College of Engineering Fig 1. :-If a source set is having hundred symbols. The important parameters of a source encoder are block size. Based on the probability of the symbol code word is assigned. 4 . These extra bits do not convey any information but helps the receiver to detect and / or correct some of the errors in the information bearing bits. For eg. CHANNEL ENCODER / DECODER: Error control is accomplished by the channel coding operation that consists of systematically adding extra bits to the output of the source coder. Block Coding: The encoder takes a block of „k‟ information bits from the source encoder and adds „r‟ error control bits. Convolution Coding: The information bearing message stream is encoded in a continuous fashion by continuously interleaving information bits and error control bits. Ex: Huffman coding. The decoder for a system using fixed – length code words is quite simple. then the number of bits used to represent each symbol will be 7 because 27=128 unique combinations are available. so that bandwidth required for transmission is minimized.2: Block Diagram of a Digital Communication System SOURCE ENCODER / DECODER: The Source encoder ( or Source coder) converts the input i. actual output data rate compared to the minimum achievable rate) At the receiver. but the decoder for a system using variable – length code words will be very complex.

The effect of distortion. This is because the disturbance must be large enough to change the pulse from one state to the other. Error detection and possible correction is also performed by the channel decoder. Coaxial cable. the signal power decreases due to the attenuation of the channel. The signal is corrupted by unwanted. The communication channels have only finite Bandwidth. non-ideal frequency response. The output of the demodulator is bit stream. unpredictable electrical signals referred to as noise. The important parameters of coder / decoder are: Method of coding.Einstein College of Engineering The Channel decoder recovers the information bearing bits from the coded binary stream. usable bandwidth. Also. error control capabilities and complexity of the circuit. The different channels are: Pair of wires. Modulator can be effectively used to minimize the effects of channel noise. noise and interference is less in a digital communication system. 5 . MODULATOR: The Modulator converts the input bit stream into an electrical waveform suitable for transmission over the communication channel. efficiency. to match the frequency spectrum of transmitted signal with channel characteristics. Satellite channel or combination of any of these. Optical fibre. Radio channel. The important parameter is the method of demodulation. amplitude and phase response and the statistical properties of noise. to provide the capability to multiplex many signals. CHANNEL: The Channel provides the electrical connection between the source and destination. The important parameters of the channel are Signal to Noise power Ratio (SNR). the signal often suffers amplitude and phase distortion as it travels over the channel. DEMODULATOR: The extraction of the message from the information bearing waveform produced by the modulation is accomplished by the demodulator. Advantages of Digital Communication 1.

2. The different types of signals such as data. 7. to identify and regenerate a pulse before it is degraded to an ambiguous state.Digital transmission requires a large system bandwidth to communicate the same information in a digital format as compared to analog format. TV can be treated as identical signals in transmission and switching in a digital communication system. The Hardware implementation is more flexible than analog hardware because of the use of microprocessors. 3. 8. System Synchronization:. 6. We can avoid signal jamming using spread spectrum technique. In addition the other characteristics are whether the channel is linear or nonlinear. Regenerative repeaters can be used at fixed distance along the link. Disadvantages of Digital Communication: 1. compression can be employed to maintain the secrecy of the information. Error detecting and Error correcting codes improve the system performance by reducing the probability of error. Channels for Digital Communications The modulation and coding used in a digital communication system depend on the characteristics of the channel. 4. Digital circuits are more reliable and cheaper compared to analog circuits. The two main characteristics of the channel are BANDWIDTH and POWER. and how free the channel is free from the external interference.Digital detection requires system synchronization whereas the analog signals generally have no such requirement. Signal processing functions like encryption.Einstein College of Engineering 2. VLSI chips etc. Large System Bandwidth:. Combining digital signals using TDM is simpler than combining analog signals using FDM. 5. 6 . telephone.

The operating frequencies range from 1 to 30 GHz. Coaxial Cable: The coaxial cable consists of a single wire conductor centered inside an outer conductor. The antennas are placed on towers at sufficient height to have the transmitter and receiver in line-of-sight of each other. For the transmission of voice signals the channel provides flat amplitude response. namely: telephone channels. Microwave radio: A microwave radio. microwave radio.8 kilobits per second have been achieved over the telephone lines. and satellite channels. a high SNR of about 30db.Einstein College of Engineering Five channels are considered in the digital communication. Optical Fibers: An optical fiber consists of a very fine inner core made of silica glass. But closely spaced repeaters are required. consists basically of a transmitter and a receiver that are equipped with antennas. surrounded by a concentric layer called cladding that is also made of glass. The refractive index of the glass in the core is slightly higher than refractive index of the glass in the cladding. since the phase delay variations are important an equalizer is used to maintain the flat amplitude response and a linear phase response over the required frequency band. With repeaters spaced at 1km intervals the data rates of 274 megabits per second have been achieved. and approximately linear response. optical fibers. optical fibers are smaller in size and they offer higher transmission bandwidths and longer repeater separations. Telephone channel: It is designed to provide voice grade communication. The channel has a band-pass characteristic occupying the frequency range 300Hz to 3400hz. That means the difference between the refractive indices of the core and cladding helps guide the propagation of the ray of light inside the core of the fiber from one end to the other. coaxial cables. 7 . Hence if a ray of light is launched into an optical fiber at the right oblique acceptance angle. which is insulated from each other by a dielectric. it is continually refracted into the core by the cladding. Transmission rates upto16. operating on the line-of-sight link. Also good for data communication over long distances. Compared to coaxial cables. But for the transmission of data and image transmissions. The main advantages of the coaxial cable are wide bandwidth and low external interference.

For example. Geometric representation of Signals: Analog signal: If the magnitudes of a real signal s(t) over its range of definition. Energy signal: If. Smin ≤ S(t) ≤ Smax. with uplink the uplink frequency higher than the down link frequency. Bandwidth: Bandwidth is simply a measure of frequency range. However. A digital signal s(t). the energy of the signal is finite. the more data you can fit in at a given moment.40 GHz to 2. If a range of 2. and a down link to another ground station. a digital signal implies a discrete-time.e. Both link operate at microwave frequencies.Einstein College of Engineering Under normal atmospheric conditions. for a signal s(t). as in “my Internet connection has 1 Mbps of bandwidth”. Satellite can be viewed as repeater in the sky. Satellite Channel: A Satellite channel consists of a satellite in geostationary orbit.48 GHz is used by a device.08 GHz (or more commonly stated as 80MHz). say. or 4000. can assume only any of a finite number of values. if a composite signal contains frequencies between 1000 and 5000. then the bandwidth would be 0. discrete-amplitude signal. The range of frequencies contained in a composite signal is its bandwidth. are real numbers (there are infinite such values) within a finite range. The bandwidth is normally a difference between two numbers. a severe degradation occurs in the system performance.the signal is called an energy signal. on the contrary. It permits communication over long distances at higher bandwidths and relatively low cost. i. its bandwidth is 5000 1000. Usually.the more room in frequency space.It is easy to see that the bandwidth we define here is closely related to the amount of data you can transmit within it . In general. the signal is analog. T1≤ t ≤ T2. a microwave radio channel is very reliable and provides path for high-speed digital transmission. But during meteorological variations. The term bandwidth is often used for something we should rather call a data rate.The voltage generated by 8 . an uplink from ground station. the same signal may have large power. meaning it can transmit data at 1 megabit per second.

several mathematical functions.If a signal s(t) is defined only for certain values of t over an interval T1≤ t ≤ T2. T1≤ t ≤ T2. Continuous time signal: Assuming the independent variable „t‟ to represent time. While electrical signals. 9 . Then the signal s(t) is a continuous time signal. it is a discrete-time signal. „T‟ indicates the period of the signal and 1/T is its frequency of repetition. then s(t) represents a deterministic signal. Power signal: A power signal.Einstein College of Engineering lightning (which is of short duration) is a close example of physical equivalent of a signal with finite energy but very large power. will have a finite power but may have finite or infinite energy. derived from physical processes are mostly energy signals. A set of sample values represent a discrete time signal. Deterministic and random signals: If a signal s(t). on the contrary. represent power signals. s(t) is said to be periodic or repetitive. usually deterministic. described at t = t1 is sufficient for determining the signal at t = t2 at which the signal also exists. for entire range of t over which the signal s(t) is defined and T is a constant. Periodic signal: If s(t) = s(t + T). Mathematically. if s(t) is defined for all possible values of t between its interval of definition (or existence).

If the sampling rate. then it has to be converted into digital form before it can transmitted by digital means. Sampling operation is performed in accordance with the sampling theorem. The process by which the continuous-time signal is converted into a discrete–time signal is called Sampling. SAMPLING THEOREM FOR LOW-PASS SIGNALS:Statement:. the signal g(t) can be exactly reconstructed.“If a band –limited signal g(t) contains no frequency components for ‫׀‬f‫ > ׀‬W. g(t) sδ (t) -2Ts -Ts 0 1Ts 2Ts 3Ts 4Ts gδ(t) -2Ts -Ts 0 Ts 2Ts 3Ts 4Ts Fig : Sampling process 10 . then it is completely described by instantaneous values g(kT s) uniformly spaced in time with period Ts ≤ 1/2W. fs is equal to the Nyquist rate or greater (fs ≥ 2W). If the message signal is analog in nature.Einstein College of Engineering Chapter-2 SAMPLING: A message signal may originate from a digital or analog source.

-------------1. i. we know that the F.The continuous-time signal x(t) is multiplied by an (ideal) impulse train to obtain {x(nTs)} and can be rewritten as.1. (1. where W ≤ B < fs – W and fs = 1/(Ts).n/Ts) = fs.T of Σ δ(t.3 Now.nfs)] = fs.nTs) ---------. the equivalent set of instantaneous uniform samples {x(nTs)} may be represented as. {x(nTs)}≡ xs(t) = Σ x(t).Σ δ(f. gives an intuitive proof to 11 . If x(t) represents a continuous-time signal. from the theory of Fourier Transform.e. xs(t) = x(t).X(f)*Σ δ(f.δ(t. Part – II The signal x(t) can be accurately reconstructed (recovered) from the set of uniform instantaneous samples by passing the samples sequentially through an ideal (brick-wall) lowpass filter with bandwidth B.Σ δ(t.2 Now.4 If Xs(f) denotes the Fourier transform of the energy signal xs(t). we can write using Eq.I If a signal x(t) does not contain any frequency component beyond W Hz.Einstein College of Engineering Proof:Part .nTs) -------------1.Σ δ(f.Σ δ(f.2. δ(t) is a unit pulse singularity function and „n‟ is an integer. when interpreted appropriately. the impulse train in time domain.1 where x(nTs) = x(t)⎢t =nTs .nfs) -----1. then the signal is completely described by its instantaneous uniform samples with sampling interval (or period ) of Ts < 1/(2W) sec. let X(f) denote the Fourier Transform F(T) of x(t).nfs) --------------1.nTs).4) and the convolution property: Xs(f) = X(f)* F{Σ δ(t.5 This equation.nTs)} = (1/Ts).nTs)} = X(f)*[fs. is an impulse train in frequency domain: F{Σ δ(t.

centered at discrete frequencies n.fs.2. will allow the portion of Xs(f).1.Einstein College of Engineering Nyquist‟s theorems as stated above and also helps to appreciate their practical implications.1.W i.fs. (fs – W) > W and (– fs + W) < – W. centered at discrete frequency values n. 1. the appropriately sampled version of x(t). then Eq. when fed with xs(t). -∞ < n < ∞ and scaled by a constant fs= 1/Ts Fig. if we assume that x(t) has no appreciable frequency component greater than W Hz and if fs > 2W. 1. centered at f = 0 and will reject all its replicas at f = n fs. will be retained at the output of the ideal filter. With this setting. the spectra of xs(t). Part – I of the sampling theorem is about the condition fs > 2. This implies that the shape of the continuous time signal xs(t). an ideal lowpass filter (with brick-wall type response) with a bandwidth W ≤ B < (fs – W). the spectrum of x(t) is present in xs(t) without any distortion. 1. we assumed that x(t) is an energy signal so that its Fourier transform exists. the Fourier Transform of the sampled signal xs(t) consists of infinite number of replicas of X(f). As seen from Fig.1 indicates that the bandwidth of this instantaneously sampled wave xs(t) is infinite while the spectrum of x(t) appears in a periodic manner. Let us note that while writing Eq. when this condition is satisfied. 12 .2.5).5) implies that Xs(f).e.(1. centered at f = 0 and f = ± fs do not overlap and hence. contains all information about x(t) and thus represents x(t). The second part suggests a method of recovering x(t) from its sampled version xs(t) by using an ideal lowpass filter.(1. for n ≠ 0. This implies that xs(t).2. As indicated by dotted lines in Fig.

then g(t) can be exactly reproduced from it‟s samples by an ideal Band-Pass filter with the response. fs ≥ 2fu.3: Relation between Sampling rate. exact reconstruction is possible in which case the signal g(t) may be considered as a low pass signal itself.2: G(f) B Band width = B Upper Limit = fu Lower Limit = fl -fu -fl 0 fl fu f B Fig 2.2: Spectrum of a Band-pass Signal The signal g(t) can be represented by instantaneous values. Upper cutoff frequency and Bandwidth. fs 4B 3B 2B B 0 B 2B 3B 4B 5B fu Fig 2. g(kTs) if the sampling rate fs is (2fu/m) where m is an integer defined as ((fu / B) -1 ) < m ≤ (fu / B) If the sample values are represented by impulses.Einstein College of Engineering Sampling of Band Pass Signals: Consider a band-pass signal g(t) with the spectrum shown in figure 2. 13 . H(f) defined as H(f) = 1 0 fl < | f | <fu elsewhere If the sampling rate.

one is in-phase component and other is quadrature component. ie.4 Therefore we can choose m = 2. Accordingly each component may be sampled at the rate of 2W samples per second. the band pass signal is split into two components. fc.Einstein College of Engineering Example-1 : Consider a signal g(t) having the Upper Cutoff frequency. Lower Cutoff frequency fl = 80KHz. Therefore we can choose m = 5. fu = 120KHz and the Quadrature Sampling of Band – Pass Signals: This scheme represents a natural extension of the sampling of low – pass signals. In this scheme. (fc>W). These two components will be low–pass signals and are sampled separately. The ratio of upper cutoff frequency to bandwidth of the signal g(t) is fu / B = 120K / 50K = 2.. Then the sampling rate is fs = 2fu / m = 200K / 5 = 40KHz fu = 100KHz and the Example-2 : Consider a signal g(t) having the Upper Cutoff frequency. The ratio of upper cutoff frequency to bandwidth of the signal g(t) is fu / B = 100K / 20K = 5. gI(t) is obtained by multiplying g(t) with cos(2πfct) and then filtering out the high frequency components. The in-phase component. g(t) = gI(t). m is an integer less than (fu /B). Lower Cutoff frequency fl = 70KHz. 14 . Parallelly a quadrature phase component is obtained by multiplying g(t) with sin(2πfct) and then filtering out the high frequency components. The band pass signal g(t) can be expressed as. Then the sampling rate is fs = 2fu / m = 240K / 2 = 120KHz. gI(t) and quadrature phase gQ(t) signals are low–pass signals. cos(2πfct) – gQ(t) sin(2πfct) The in-phase. This form of sampling is called quadrature sampling. Let g(t) be a band pass signal. of bandwidth „2W‟ centered around the frequency. having band limited to (-W < f < W)..

GI(f) / GQ(f) -W 0 W f b) Spectrum of gI(t) and gQ(t) Fig 2.5 a) Spectrum of Band-pass signal g(t) b) Spectrum of in-phase and quadrature phase signals 15 .4: Generation of in-phase and quadrature phase samples G(f) -fc 0 fc  2W-> f a) Spectrum of a Band pass signal.Einstein College of Engineering g(t)cos(2πfct) LPF g(t) cos (2πfct) g(t) sin(2πfct) LPF ½ gI (t) sampler ½ gI (nTs) ½gQ(t) -½ gQ(nTs) sampler sin (2πfct) Fig 2.

SW AMPLIFIER Input g(t) Output u(t) a) Sample and Hold Circuit 16 . the spectrum of the signals are scaled by the ratio τ/Ts. the signal power at the output of the reconstruction filter is correspondingly small.Einstein College of Engineering RECONSTRUCTION: From the sampled signals gI(nTs) and gQ(nTs). gI(nTs) Reconstruction Filter + Cos (2πfct) gQ(nTs) Reconstruction Filter Σ g(t) Sin (2πfct) Fig 2. To overcome this problem a sample-and-hold circuit is used . multiply the signals g I(t) by cos(2πfct) and sin(2πfct) respectively and then add the results. Since this ratio is very small. To reconstruct the original band pass signal. the signals gI(t) and gQ(t) are obtained.6: Reconstruction of Band-pass signal g(t) Sample and Hold Circuit for Signal Recovery. In both the natural sampling and flat-top sampling methods. where τ is the pulse duration and Ts is the sampling period.

the capacitor retains the voltage level until the next closure of the switch. it is assumed that the load impedance is large. an electronic switch is used to periodically shift between the two contacts at a rate of fs = (1/Ts ) Hz. xs(t) = x(t) . The output xs(t) of the sampler consists of segments of x(t) and hence x s(t) can be considered as the product of x(t) and sampling function s(t). The Sample-and-Hold circuit consists of an amplifier of unity gain and low output impedance. When the switch is open .Einstein College of Engineering b) Idealized output waveform of the circuit Fig: 2. Natural Sampling: In this method of sampling.8 Natural Sampling – Simple Circuit. a switch and a capacitor. 17 . The switch is timed to close only for the small duration of each sampling pulse.7 Sample Hold Circuit with Waveforms. during which time the capacitor charges up to a voltage level equal to that of the input sample. staying on the input contact for C seconds and on the grounded contact for the remainder of each sampling period. Thus the sample-and-hold circuit produces an output waveform that represents a staircase interpolation of the original analog signal. s(t) Fig: 2.

Einstein College of Engineering Fig: 2. Applying Fourier transform Using x(t) x(t) cos(2πf0t) X(f) ½ [X(f-f0) + X(f+f0)] FT Xs(f) = Co. … n≠0 1 X(f) f -W 0 +W Message Signal Spectrum Xs(f) C0 C2 C1 C1 C2 f -2fs -fs -W 0 +W fs 2fs Sampled Signal Spectrum (fs > 2W) 18 .9 Natural Sampling – Waveforms..X(f) + C1 [X(f-f0) + X(f+f0)] + C2 [X(f-f0) + X(f+f0)] + ..

But the message term is scaled by „Co”. Quantization: The process of transforming Sampled amplitude values of a message signal into a discrete amplitude value is referred to as Quantization. Analog Signal Discrete Samples ( Quantized ) 0 Ts 2Ts 3Ts Time 19 .10 Natural Sampling Spectrum The signal xs(t) has the spectrum which consists of message spectrum and repetition of message spectrum periodically in the frequency domain with a period of f s. A quantizer is memory less in that the quantizer output is determined only by the value of a corresponding input sample. the peak-to-peak range of the input sample values is subdivided into a finite set of decision levels or decision thresholds that are aligned with the risers of the staircase..Einstein College of Engineering Fig:2. and 2. Since the spectrum is not distorted it is possible to reconstruct x(t) from the sampled waveform xs(t). independently of earlier analog samples applied to the input. The quantization Process has a two-fold effect: 1. the output is assigned a discrete value selected from a finite set of representation levels that are aligned with the treads of the staircase.

Types of Uniform Quantizers: ( based on I/P . 20 . Mid-Rise type Quantizer 2. Mid-Tread type Quantizer In the stair case like graph. Types of Quantizers: 1.11 Typical Quantization process. Uniform Quantizer 2. whereas in nonuniform type the spacing between the levels will be unequal and mostly the relation is logarithmic. Non. Mid – tread type: Quantization levels – odd number. Mid – Rise type: Quantization levels – even number.O/P Characteristics) 1. the quantization levels are uniformly spaced. the origin lies the middle of the tread portion in Mid –Tread type where as the origin lies in the middle of the rise portion in the Mid-Rise type.Uniform Quantizer Uniform Quantizer: In Uniform type.Einstein College of Engineering Fig:2.

12 Input-Output Characteristics of a Mid-Rise type Quantizer Output 2Δ Δ Δ/2 3Δ/2 Input Fig:2.Einstein College of Engineering Output 7Δ/2 5Δ/2 3Δ/2 Δ/2 Δ 2Δ 3Δ 4Δ Input Fig:2.13 Input-Output Characteristics of a Mid-Tread type Quantizer 21 .

.” q(t) = x(t) – y(t) Quantization noise is produced in the transmitter end of a PCM system by rounding off sample values of an analog base-band signal to the nearest permissible representation levels of the quantizer. .14 MODEL OF NON UNIFORM QUANTIZER 22 . As such quantization noise differs from channel noise in that it is signal dependent. This error is called the Quantization Noise. Quantization levels are 0. . Q is a random variable and will have its sample values bounded by [-(Δ/2) < q < (Δ/2)]. ±3 Δ . .. The resultant signal is then transmitted. L = Number of quantization levels X = Quantizer input Y = Quantizer output The output y is given by Y=Q(x) which is a staircase function that befits the type of mid tread or mid riser quantizer of interest. . Let „Δ‟ be the step size of a quantizer and L be the total number of quantization levels. The Quantization error. Consider a memory less quantizer that is both uniform and symmetric.Einstein College of Engineering Quantization Noise and Signal-to-Noise: “The Quantization process introduces an error defined as the difference between the input signal. Non – Uniform Quantizer: In Non – Uniform Quantizer the step size varies. the quantization error can be assumed to a uniformly distributed random variable. If Δ is small. x(t) and the output signal. ± Δ.. The use of a non – uniform quantizer is equivalent to passing the baseband signal through a compressor and then applying the compressed signal to a uniform quantizer. . ± 2 Δ. yt). UNIFORM QUANTIZER COMPRESSOR EXPANDER Fig: 2.

Einstein College of Engineering At the receiver, a device with a characteristic complementary to the compressor called Expander is used to restore the signal samples to their correct relative level. The Compressor and expander take together constitute a Compander. Compander = Compressor + Expander Advantages of Non – Uniform Quantization : 1. Higher average signal to quantization noise power ratio than the uniform quantizer when the signal pdf is non uniform which is the case in many practical situation. 2. RMS value of the quantizer noise power of a non – uniform quantizer is substantially proportional to the sampled value and hence the effect of the quantizer noise is reduced.

Encoding: Encoding is the final step in what we call analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion.Sometimes, encoding is considered as a separate stage that follows the A/D stage. The encoding stage takes a bit stream of 1‟s and 0‟s and converts it into voltages appropriate for transmission on a physical channel. Encoding schemes are usually divided into: Source encoding, Channel encoding and Line encoding . Source coding: Source coding (sometimes called entropy encoding) refers to the process of compressing data. This is typically done by replacing long binary codes (named codewords) that occur frequently by shorter ones, and those that occur less frequently by longer codes. For example, a 4-bit sequence “0110” occurring frequently can be mapped into the shorter 2-bit “01” sequence, while another 4-bit sequence “1011” occurring less frequently can be mapped to the longer 7-bit sequence “0011011”. This makes sure that shorter sequences occur more often in the bit stream. In information theory, Shannon's noiseless coding theorem places an upper and a lower bound on the expected compression ratio. Examples of source codes currently in use are: Shannon codes, Huffman codes, run-length coding, arithmetic coding, Lempel-Ziv coding, MPEG video coding, etc. Channel coding: A channel code is a broadly used term mostly referring to error correcting codes. Such codes are used to protect data sent over the channel from corruption even in the presence of noise. In other words, channel codes


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can improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the received signal. The most obvious example of such codes is the simple parity bit system. The theory behind designing and analyzing channel codes is called Shannon’s noisy channel coding theorem. It puts an upper limit on the amount of information you can send in a noisy channel using a perfect channel code. This is given by the following equation: where C is the upper bound on the capacity of the channel (bit/s), B is the bandwidth of the channel (Hz) and SNR is the Signal-to-Noise ratio (unitless). Examples of channel codes currently in-use include: Hamming codes, Reed-Solomon codes, convolutional codes (usually decoded by an iterative Viterbi decoder), Turbo codes, etc.

Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM)
For the signals which does not change rapidly from one sample to next sample, the PCM scheme is not preferred. When such highly correlated samples are encoded the resulting encoded signal contains redundant information. By removing this redundancy before encoding an efficient coded signal can be obtained. One of such scheme is the DPCM technique. By knowing the past behavior of a signal up to a certain point in time, it is possible to make some inference about the future values. The transmitter and receiver of the DPCM scheme is shown in the below fig.respectively. Transmitter: Let x(t) be the signal to be sampled and x(nTs) be it‟s samples. In this scheme the input to the quantizer is a signal e(nTs) = x(nTs) - x^(nTs) ----- (3.31)

where x^(nTs) is the prediction for unquantized sample x(nTs). This predicted value is produced by using a predictor whose input, consists of a quantized versions of the input signal x(nTs). The signal e(nTs) is called the prediction error. By encoding the quantizer output, in this method, we obtain a modified version of the PCM called differential pulse code modulation (DPCM). Quantizer output, v(nTs) = Q[e(nTs)] = e(nTs) + q(nTs) where q(nTs) is the quantization error.

---- (3.32)

Predictor input is the sum of quantizer output and predictor output, u(nTs) = x^(nTs) + v(nTs) ---- (3.33) 24

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Using 3.32 in 3.33,

u(nTs) = x^(nTs) + e(nTs) + q(nTs) ----(3.34) u(nTs) = x(nTs) + q(nTs) ----(3.35)

The receiver consists of a decoder to reconstruct the quantized error signal. The quantized version of the original input is reconstructed from the decoder output using the same predictor as used in the transmitter. In the absence of noise the encoded signal at the receiver input is identical to the encoded signal at the transmitter output. Correspondingly the receive output is equal to u(nTs), which differs from the input x(nts) only by the quantizing error q(nTs).


26 .Einstein College of Engineering Sampled Input x(nTs) Σ e(nTs) Quantizer v(nTs) Output + ^ x(nTs) Σ Predictor u(nTs) Block diagram of DPCM Transmitter Input v(nTs) u(nTs) Σ Output Decoder b(nTs) x^(nTs ) Predictor Block diagram of DPCM Receiver.

Delta Modulation is the one-bit (or two-level) versions of DPCM. it is increased by δ. Output +δ 0 -δ Input Input-Output characteristics of the delta modulator. respectively. Delta modulation (DM) is precisely such as scheme.Einstein College of Engineering Delta Modulation (DM) Delta Modulation is a special case of DPCM. The symbol δ denotes the absolute value of the two representation levels of the one-bit quantizer used in the DM. ±δ corresponding to positive and negative differences. In DPCM scheme if the base band signal is sampled at a rate much higher than the Nyquist rate purposely to increase the correlation between adjacent samples of the signal. namely. so as to permit the use of a simple quantizing strategy for constructing the encoded signal. Let the input signal be x(t) and the staircase approximation to it is u(t). we find that the stair case approximation remains within ±δ of the input signal. The difference between the input and the approximation is quantized into only two levels. 27 . Provided that the signal does not change too rapidly from sample to sample. Thus. if the approximation falls below the signal at any sampling epoch. DM provides a staircase approximation to the over sampled version of an input base band signal.

No need for Word Framing because of one-bit code word.Bit Quantizer b(nTs) Output + ^ x(nTs) Σ Delay Ts u(nTs) Block diagram for Transmitter of a DM system In the receiver the stair case approximation u(t) is reconstructed by passing the incoming sequence of positive and negative pulses through an accumulator in a manner similar to that used in the transmitter. 2.Einstein College of Engineering Sampled Input x(nTs) Σ e(nTs) One . Delta modulation offers two unique features: 1. Simple design for both Transmitter and Receiver u(nTs) Input b(nTs) Delay Ts u(nTs-Ts) Σ Low pass Filter Block diagram for Receiver of a DM system 28 . The out-of –band quantization noise in the high frequency staircase waveform u(t) is rejected by passing it through a low-pass filter with a bandwidth equal to the original signal bandwidth.

There are several types of ADM. during a steep segment of the input signal the step size is increased. In this ADM.Einstein College of Engineering Disadvantage of DM: Delta modulation systems are subject to two types of quantization error: (1) slope –overload distortion. 29 . a discrete set of values is provided for the step size. In this way. the step size is reduced. The resulting method is called adaptive delta modulation (ADM). when the input signal is varying slowly. the size is adapted to the level of the input signal. Conversely. Block Diagram of ADM Transmitter. In particular. and (2) granular noise. depending on the type of scheme used for adjusting the step size. Adaptive Delta Modulation: The performance of a delta modulator can be improved significantly by making the step size of the modulator assume a time-varying form.

The number of bits per sample that needs to be transmitted is thereby greatly reduced. In adaptive sub band coding (ASBC). and therefore a further reduction in the level of the prediction error that requires quantization. The coder is capable of digitizing speech at a rate of 16 kb/s with a quality comparable to that of 64 kb/s PCM. in which the speech signal is divided into a number of sub-bands and each one is encoded separately. compared to differential pulse code modulation without pitch prediction. noise shaping is accomplished by adaptive bit assignment. Hierarchy of Digital Multiplexers 2. Light wave Transmission Link 30 . In particular. Periodicity of voiced speech manifests itself in the fact that people speak with a characteristic pitch frequency. it exploits the quasi-periodic nature of voiced speech and a characteristic of the hearing mechanism known as noise masking. Indeed. To accomplish this performance.Einstein College of Engineering Block Diagram of ADM Receiver Adaptive Sub-band Coding: PCM and ADPCM are both time-domain coders in that the speech signal is processed in the time-domain as a single full band signal. without a serious degradation in speech quality. sub-bands with little or no energy may not be encoded at all. the number of bits used to encode each sub-band is varied dynamically and shared with other sub-bands. This periodicity permits pitch prediction. Applications 1. Adaptive sub-band coding is a frequency domain coder. such that the encoding accuracy is always placed where it is needed in the frequency – domain characterization of the signal.

(the ones in the while space) Concept of Hamming Distance: In continuous variables. k) codes. we measure distance by Euclidean concepts such as lengths. Passband Signal . This number is 3 among the 10 codewords we have chosen. The bandwidth is always a positive quantity so the bandwidth of this signal is fm.Block codes are referred to as (n. Although the Hamming weight of our chosen code set is 3. The passband signal bandwidth is double that of the baseband signal. Sixteen unique sequences can be obtained from four bit words. Each integer is now identified by its own unique sequence of bits . We assign the first ten of these. We can generalize this to say that the maximum number of error bits that can be detected is 31 . the minimum Hamming distance is 1. 0 to 9 by a digital sequence. The knowledge of Hamming distance is used to determine the capability of a code to detect and correct errors.fm ) to (fc + fm.). angles and vectors. Let‟s say that we want to code the 10 integers.In the binary world. The Hamming distance between sequences 001 and 101 is = 1 The Hamming distance between sequences 0011001 and 1010100 is = 4. A block of k information bits are coded to become a block of n bits. Block Codes: Block codes operate on a block of bits. This signal extends in range from (-fc . Hamming distance and weight are very important and useful concepts in coding. This signal is now called the passband signal. let‟s look at an important concept in coding called Hamming distance. distances are measured between two binary words by something called the Hamming distance. Hamming Weight: The Hamming weight of this code scheme is the largest number of 1‟s in a valid codeword.The multiplication of this signal with a sinusoid carrier signal translates the whole thing up to fc.The information signal is called the baseband signal.Einstein College of Engineering Chapter-3 Baseband Coding Techniques Baseband Signal . The new signal has doubled in bandwidth. one to each integer. But before we go any further with the details. The Hamming distance is the number of disagreements between two binary sequences of the same size.

The code takes k information bits and computes (n-k) parity bits from the code generator matrix.k). A large number of R-S codes are available with different code rates. we can both detect 1 and 2 bit errors. 2n-n-1). a simple linear block code *Hamming codes are most widely used linear block codes. * The size of the block is equal to 2n-1. This enables to reduce the complexity and also the number of computations involved in their implementation. number of code symbols per block (n). They have an important feature that the generator polynomial and the code symbols are derived from the same finite field.1.Einstein College of Engineering t = dmin –1 Where dmin is Hamming distance of the codewords. So we want to have a code set with as large a Hamming distance as possible since this directly effects our ability to detect errors. An R-S code is described by a generator polynomial g(x) and other usual important code parameters such as the number of message symbols per block (k). Reed-Solomon Codes: Reed Solomon (R-S) codes form an important sub-class of the family of Bose. A parity-check polynomial h (X) of order k also plays a role in designing the code.Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) codes and are very powerful linear non-binary block codes capable of correcting multiple random as well as burst errors. * A Hamming code is generally specified as (2n. * The number of information bits in the block is equal to 2n-n-1 and the number of overhead bits is equal to n. 32 . The symbol x. Most block codes are systematic in that the information bits remain unchanged with parity bits attached either to the front or to the back of the information sequence. *Hamming code. All Hamming codes are able to detect three errors and correct one. The number of errors that we can correct is given by Creating block codes: The block codes are specified by (n. For a code with dmin = 3. used in polynomials is an indeterminate which usually implies unit amount of delay. maximum number of erroneous symbols (t) that can surely be corrected per block of received symbols and the designed minimum symbol Hamming distance (d).

*The encoded bits depend on the current k input bits and a few past input bits. t) R-S code is defined as below: Number of encoded symbols per block: n = 2m – 1 Number of message symbols per block: k Code rate: R= k/n Number of parity symbols per block: n – k = 2t Minimum symbol Hamming distance per block: d = 2t +1. Closely related to K is the parameter m. 33 . * The main decoding strategy for convolutional codes is based on the widely used Viterbi algorithm. A simple convolutional encoder is shown below(fig 3. *Convolutional codes are commonly described using two parameters: the code rate and the constraint length. Moreover. *The constraint length parameter. an (n. t) R-S code is bounded by the corresponding finite field GF(2m). t) R-S code has optimum error correcting capability. as n – k = 2t. k. which can be thought of as the memory length of the encoder.Einstein College of Engineering For positive integers m and t. is expressed as a ratio of the number of bits into the convolutional encoder (k) to the number of channel symbols output by the convolutional encoder (n) in a given encoder cycle. The information bits are fed in small groups of k-bits at a time to a shift register.e. Convolutional codes: *Convolutional codes are widely used as channel codes in practical communication systems for error correction. It can be noted that the block length n of an (n. denotes the "length" of the convolutional encoder. K. how many k-bit stages are available to feed the combinatorial logic that produces the output symbols. k. k. i.1). a primitive (n. The output encoded bits are obtained by modulo-2 addition (EXCLUSIVE-OR operation) of the input information bits and the contents of the shift registers which are a few previous information bits. The code rate. k/n.

2 shows the state diagram of the encoder in Fig. 3. The transition of an encoder from one state to another. b) tree diagramrepresentation. A new input bit causes a transition from one state to another. 34 . So. n=2 and r=1/2 The operation of a convolutional encoder can be explained in several but equivalent ways such as. 3. by a) state diagram representation. a) State Diagram Representation: A convolutional encoder may be defined as a finite state machine. c) trellis diagram representation. as caused by input bits.Fig.Einstein College of Engineering Fig 3. 3.1.1 has four states. is depicted in the state diagram.1 A convolutional encoder with k=1. the encoder in Fig. Contents of the rightmost (K-1) shift register stages define the states of the encoder.

Given an nput sequence.2 State diagram representation for the encoder in Fig. The encoded bits are labeled on the branches of the tree. 6. Fig.3 shows the tree diagram for the encoder in Fig.1 b) Tree Diagram Representation: The tree diagram representation shows all possible information and encoded sequences for the convolutional encoder. 3. Representing convolutional codes compactly: code trellis and state diagram: State diagram 35 .1.Einstein College of Engineering Fig 3.35. the encoded sequence can be directly read from the tree. 3.

For instance. 1 1. 0 1. 1 0. encoded word v=(1 1. 0 1. 1 0. below for u=(1 1 1 0 1).Einstein College of Engineering Inspecting state diagram: Structural properties of convolutional codes: • Each new block of k input bits causes a transition into new state • Hence there are 2k branches leaving each state • Assuming encoder zero initial state. encoded word for any input of k bits can thus be obtained. 1 1. 1 1) is produced: • 36 .

Einstein College of Engineering .2) code .L)=(2.1.note that the number of states is 2L+1 = 8 Distance for some convolutional codes: 37 .k.encoder state diagram for (n.

3. supporting descriptions on state transitions.1. is very convenient for describing the behavior of the corresponding decoder. 3. as is present in the corresponding tree diagram. Usually. 38 . especially when the famous „Viterbi Algorithm (VA)‟ is followed. All state transitions at each time step are explicitly shown in the diagram to retain the time dimension. Fig. which describes the operation of the encoder.3.1 c) Trellis Diagram Representation: The trellis diagram of a convolutional code is obtained from its state diagram. It is interesting to note that the trellis diagram. corresponding input and output bits etc. are labeled in the trellis diagram.4 shows the trellis diagram for the encoder in Figure 3.Einstein College of Engineering Fig.3 A tree diagram for the encoder in Fig.

Einstein College of Engineering Fig.4.1 Hamming Code Example: • H(7. 3. Trellis diagram for the encoder in Fig.4) • Generator matrix G: first 4-by-4 identical matrix • Message information vector p • Transmission vector x • Received vector r and error vector e • Parity check matrix H 39 .3.

Einstein College of Engineering Error Correction: • If there is no error. syndrome vector z=zeros • If there is one error at location 2 • New syndrome vector z is 40 .

A clock signal is recovered by observing transitions in the received bit sequence.e. a good recovery of the clock is guaranteed.Some common types of line encoding in common-use nowadays are unipolar. zero-bias. MLT-3 and Duobinary encoding. It has the advantage of being compatible with TTL logic. Another advantage is to get rid of DC shifts. zero-DC. The selection of a proper line code can help in so many ways: One possibility is to aid in clock recovery at the receiver. most longdistance communication channels cannot transport a DC component. Unipolar (Unipolar NRZ and Unipolar RZ): Unipolar is the simplest line coding scheme possible. bipolar. This is why most line codes try to eliminate the DC component before being transmitted on the channel. Unipolar coding uses a positive rectangular pulse p(t) to represent binary 1.Einstein College of Engineering CLASSIFICATION OF LINECODES Line coding: Line coding refers to the process of representing the bit stream (1‟s and 0‟s) in the form of voltage or current variations optimally tuned for the specific properties of the physical channel being used. Manchester. zero voltage) to represent a binary 0. These codes are explained here: 1. Two possibilities for the pulse p(t) 41 .Such codes are called DC balanced. Unfortunately. and if enough transitions exist. and the absence of a pulse (i. polar. or DC equalized.. and the signal is said to be self-clocking. The DC component in a line code is called the bias or the DC coefficient.

g.. A drawback of unipolar (RZ and NRZ) is that its average value is not zero. while the pule in RZ drops from +5V to 0V in the middle of the bit time. The difference between Unipolar NRZ and Unipolar RZ codes is that the rectangular pulse in NRZ stays at a positive value (e. +5V) for the full duration of the logic 1 bit.. which means it creates a significant DC-component at the receiver (see the impulse at zero frequency in the corresponding power spectral density (PSD) of this line code The disadvantage of unipolar RZ compared to unipolar NRZ is that each rectangular pulse in RZ is only half the length of NRZ pulse.Using the assumption that in a regular bit 42 .Einstein College of Engineering exist3: Non-Return-to-Zero (NRZ) rectangular pulse and Return-to-Zero (RZ) rectangular pulse. -5V).g. Polar (NRZ and RZ) signals . This means that unipolar RZ requires twice the bandwidth of the NRZ code. Polar (Polar NRZ and Polar RZ): In Polar NRZ line coding binary 1‟s are represented by a pulse p(t) and binary 0‟s are represented by the negative of this pulse -p(t) (e.

Inverted (NRZI): NRZI is a variant of Polar NRZ. is that it lacks clock information especially when a long sequence of 0‟s or 1‟s is transmitted. The rms value of polar signals is bigger than unipolar signals.Einstein College of Engineering stream a logic 0 is just as likely as a logic 1. polar NRZ signals have more power compared to polar RZ signals. The drawback of polar NRZ. Non-Return-to-Zero. however. which means that polar signals have more power than unipolar signals.polar signals (whether RZ or NRZ) have the advantage that the resulting Dccomponent is very close to zero. and no transition happens if the bit being transmitted is a logic 0. and hence have better SNR at the receiver. 43 . p(t) and –p(t). In NRZI there are two possible pulses. A transition from one pulse to the other happens if the bit being transmitted is a logic 1. Actually.

Manchester encoding is therefore considered to be self-clocking. 44 . it carries significant overhead as there is a need for essentially twice the bandwidth of a simple NRZ or NRZI encoding POWER SPECTRA OF LINE CODES: • Unipolar most of signal power is centered around origin and there is waste of power due to DC component that is present. In addition. USB ports. and on fiber-based Fast Ethernet at 100-Mbit/s . Manchester encoding: In Manchester code each bit of data is signified by at least one transition. which means that accurate clock recovery from a data stream is possible.Einstein College of Engineering This is the code used on compact discs (CD). the DC component of the encoded signal is zero. Although transitions allow the signal to be self-clocking.

Bipolar format does not have DC component and does not demand more bandwidth.Einstein College of Engineering • • • Polar format most of signal power is centered around origin and they are simple to implement. Manchester format does not have DC component but provides proper clocking. but power requirement is double than other formats. 45 .

Einstein College of Engineering CHAPTER –IV BASEBAND RECEPTION TECHNIQUES BASEBAND: RECEIVING FILTER: Correlative receiver 46 .

ΦM(t) orthonormal function The bank of correlator operate on the received signal x(t) to produce observation vector x Implemented in the form of maximum likelihood detector that operates on observation 47 .Φ2(t) …….Einstein College of Engineering Observation Vector x For an AWGN channel and for the case when the transmitted signals are equally likely.Receiver consists of a bank of M product-integrator or correlators Φ1(t) . the optimum receiver consists of two subsystems 1) .

sk)} k= 1.M. the largest in the resulting set of numbers is selected and a corresponding decision on the transmitted message made. For causal system 48 . The N elements of the observation vector x are first multiplied by the corresponding N elements of each of the M signal vectors s1. in a way that would minimize the average probability of symbol error.ΦM(t) is assumed to be zero outside the interval 0<t<T. it must be causal. correspondingly . with the received signal x(t) the fitter output is given by the convolution integral yj(t) = xj where xj is the j th correlator output produced by the received signal x(t). Finally. s2… sM ..Einstein College of Engineering vector x to produce an estimate of the transmitted symbol mi i = 1 to M. A filter whose impulse response is time-reversed and delayed version of the input signal is said to be matched to  j (t ) . we can design a linear filter with impulse response hj(t). and the resulting products are successively summed in accumulator to form the corresponding set of Inner products {(x. 2 . The optimum receiver is commonly referred as a correlation receiver MATCHED FILTER Science each of t he orthonormal basic functions are Φ1(t) . For a matched filter operating in real time to be physically realizable. The inner products are corrected for the fact that the transmitted signal energies may be unequal. the optimum receiver based on this is referred as the matched filter receiver.Φ2(t) …….

proportional to the energy spectral density of the input signal. 49 . except for a time delay factor. PROPERTY 2 The output signal of a Matched Filter is proportional to a shifted version of the autocorrelation function of the input signal to which the filter is matched.Einstein College of Engineering MATCHED FILTER Φ(t) = input signal h(t) = impulse response W(t) =white noise The impulse response of the matched filter is time-reversed and delayed version of the input signal MATCHED FILTER PROPERTIES PROPERTY 1 The spectrum of the output signal of a matched filter with the matched signal as input is. PROPERTY 3 The output Signal to Noise Ratio of a Matched filter depends only on the ratio of the signal energy to the power spectral density of the white noise at the filter input.

one of the M possible signals S1(t). Based on the observation vector x. i= 1to M . . . When the received signal x(t) is applied to the bank o N correlators . S2(t). with zero mean and PSD N0/2. we represent the received signal s(t)by a point in the same Euclidean space. the noise vector w represents that portion of the noise w(t) which will interfere with the detected process.The vectors x and w are sampled values of the random vectors X and W respectively. . the output of the correlator define a new vector x called observation vector. where w(t) is sample function of the white Gaussian noise process W(t). Such a point is referred as transmitted signal point or message point. We may represents s i(t) by a point in a Euclidean space of dimensions N ≤ M.Einstein College of Engineering PROPERTY 4 The Matched Filtering operation may be separated into two matching conditions. and the spectral amplitude matching that gives this peak value its optimum signal to noise density ratio. MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD DETECTOR: Detection of known signals in noise Assume that in each time slot of duration T seconds. is applied to a bank of correlators. The receiver has to observe the signal x(t) and make a best estimate of the transmitted signal si(t) or equivalently symbol mi The transmitted signal si(t). namely spectral phase matching that produces the desired output peak at time T. . Then for an AWGN channel a possible realization of sample function x(t) of the received random process X(t) . we refer this point as received signal point. . knowing Si is as good as knowing the transmitted signal Si(t) itself. The collection of M message points in the N Euclidean space is called a signal constellation. . with a common input and supplied with an appropriate set of N orthonormal basic functions. SM(t) is transmitted with equal probability of 1/M. the resulting correlator outputs define the signal vector Si. this vector x differs from the signal vector si by a random noise vector w. The relation between them is as shown in the fig 50 . and vice versa. .

i. Such a channel disperses or spreads a pulse carrying digitized samples passing through it. In short it is called ISI. we have to perform a mapping from x to an estimate of the transmitted symbol. if we transmit digital data which demands more bandwidth which exceeds channel bandwidth. But when channel bandwidth is close to signal bandwidth. ISI causes degradations of signal if left 51 . This overlapping is called Inter Symbol Interference. spreading will occur and cause signal pulses to overlap.e. digital data is represented by electrical pulse. Inter symbol Interference Generally. communication channel is always band limited. The maximum likelihood detector provides solution to this problem. in away that would minimize the average probability of symbol error in the decision. Optimum transmitter & receiver  Probability of error depends on signal to noise ratio  As the SNR increases the probability of error decreases  An optimum transmitter and receiver is one which maximize the SNR and minimize the probability of error. Similar to interference caused by other sources. When the channel bandwidth is greater than bandwidth of pulse.Einstein College of Engineering Fig: Illustrating the effect of noise perturbation on location of the received signal point In the detection problem . spreading of pulse is very less. the observation vector x is given.

tail of smeared pulse enter into adjacent symbol intervals making it difficult to decide actual transmitted pulse. as a result adjacent pulses interfere. • Eye patterns can be observed using an oscilloscope. careful analysis of the eye pattern is important in analyzing the degradation mechanism.Einstein College of Engineering uncontrolled. i. 1 0 11 Tb Transmitted Waveform Pulse Dispersion The effect of sequence of pulses transmitted through channel is shown in fig. when digital data is transmitted through band limited channel and solution to overcome the degradation of waveform by properly shaping pulse. The eye pattern is experimental method that contains all the information concerning the degradation of quality. In this chapter main objective is to study the effect of ISI. EYE PATTERN The quality of digital transmission systems are evaluated using the bit error rate. This problem of ISI exists strongly in Telephone channels like coaxial cables and optical fibers. This waveform is generally termed as Line codes. The received wave is applied to the vertical deflection plates of an oscilloscope and the sawtooth wave at a rate equal to transmitted symbol rate is applied to the horizontal deflection plates. pulses get completely smeared.e. transmission. Degradation of quality occurs in each process modulation. The Spreading of pulse is greater than symbol duration. and detection. First let us have look at different formats of transmitting digital data. • The interior region of eye pattern is called eye opening 52 . resulting display is eye pattern as it resembles human eye.In base band transmission best way is to map digits or symbols into pulse waveform. Therefore.

traces from the upper portion of the eye pattern cross traces from lower portion with the result that the eye is completely closed.Einstein College of Engineering We get superposition of successive symbol intervals to produce eye pattern as shown below. Any non linear transmission distortion would reveal itself in an asymmetric or squinted eye. • • • The width of the eye opening defines the time interval over which the received wave can be sampled without error from ISI The optimum sampling time corresponds to the maximum eye opening The height of the eye opening at a specified sampling time is a measure of the margin over channel noise. Example of eye pattern: Binary-PAM Perfect channel (no noise and no ISI) 53 . The sensitivity of the system to timing error is determined by the rate of closure of the eye as the sampling time is varied. When the effected of ISI is excessive.

Pre channel equalization  requires feed back channel  causes burden on transmission. Adaptive equalizer can adjust its coefficients continuously during the transmission of data. Post channel equalization Achieved prior to data transmission by training the filter with the guidance of a training sequence transmitted through the channel so as to adjust the filter parameters to optimum values. Adaptive equalization – It consists of tapped delay line filter with set of delay elements.Einstein College of Engineering Example of eye pattern: Binary-PAM with noise no ISI EQUALISING FILTER Adaptive equalization • An equalizer is a filter that compensates for the dispersion effects of a channel. 54 . set of adjustable multipliers connected to the delay line taps and a summer for adding multiplier outputs.

In the adaptive equaliser the Ci's are variable and are adjusted by an algorithm Two modes of operation 1.Tap spacing is equal to symbol duration T of transmitted signal In a conventional FIR filter the tap weights are constant and particular designed response is obtained.Einstein College of Engineering The output of the Adaptive equalizer is given by Y(nt)=∑Ci x(nT-iT) Ci is weight of the ith tap Total number of taps are M . Training mode 2 . Decision directed mode Mechanism of adaptation 55 .

56 .Einstein College of Engineering Training mode A known sequence d(nT) is transmitted and synchronized version of it is generated in the receiver applied to adaptive equalizer. resulting response sequence (Impulse) is observed by measuring the filter outputs at the sampling instants. because it has large average power and large SNR. This training sequence has maximal length PN Sequence. The difference between resulting response y(nT) and desired response d(nT)is error signal which is used to estimate the direction in which the coefficients of filter are to be optimized using algorithms .

Einstein College of Engineering CHAPTER-V BANDPASS SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION Memoryless modulation techniques Modulation is defined as the process by which some characteristics of a carrier is varied in accordance with a modulating wave. Different Shift keying methods that are used in digital modulation techniques are  Amplitude shift keying [ASK]  Frequency shift keying [FSK]  Phase shift keying [PSK] Fig shows different modulations 57 . the modulating wave consists of binary data or an M-ary encoded version of it and the carrier is sinusoidal wave. In digital communications.

ary M-ary ASK M-ary APK M-ary FSK M-ary QAM M-ary PSK (QPSK) M-ary ASK M-ary FSK M-ary DPSK 58 .Coherent Binary (m) = 2 * ASK * FSK * DPSK M .Einstein College of Engineering Hierarchy of digital modulation technique Digital Modulation Technique Coherent Binary (m) = 2 * ASK * FSK * PSK M .ary Hybrid Non .

Einstein College of Engineering Implementation of binary ASK: 59 .

BANDWIDTH: • d ≥ 0-related to the condition of the line B = (1+d) x S = (1+d) x N x 1/r The BASK system has one dimensional signal space with two messages (N=1. Which gives an output Eb volts for symbol 1 and 0 volt for symbol 0.Einstein College of Engineering BINARY AMPLITUDE SHIFT KEYING. The desired BASK wave is obtained at the modulator output. M=2) Region E2 Region E1 Message Point 2 Eb ᶲ(t) Message Point 1 Signal Space representation of BASK signal 0 Eb 2 In transmitter the binary data sequence is given to an on-off encoder. 60 . The resulting binary wave [in unipolar form] and sinusoidal carrier are applied to a product modulator.

the received noisy BASK signal x(t) is apply to correlator with coherent reference signal. Generation and Detection:- 61 . If x > λ the receiver decides in favour of symbol 1. If x < λ the receiver decides in favour of symbol 0. The correlator output x is compared with threshold λ.Einstein College of Engineering In demodulator.

The output „l‟ is compared with threshold of zero volts. The correlator outputs are then subtracted one from the other and resulting a random vector „l‟ (l=x1 . required BFSK signal. The incoming noisy BFSK signal x(t) is common to both correlator. The detector consists of two correlators. These two frequencies are combined using an adder circuit and then transmitted. the receiver decides in favour of symbol 0. The transmitted signal is nothing but FSK Bandwidth: 62 . The Coherent reference signal ᶲ1(t) & ᶲ2(t) are supplied to upper and lower correlators respectively. for symbol „0‟. because of inverter the lower channel is switched on with oscillator frequency f2 . The output of encoder is Eb volts for symbol 1 and 0 volts for symbol „0‟.Einstein College of Engineering FSK transmitter fig b FSK receiver A binary FSK Transmitter is as shown .x2).the incoming binary data sequence is applied to on-off level encoder. the receiver decides in favour of symbol 1. l < 0. If l > 0. When we have symbol 1 the upper channel is switched on with oscillator frequency f1.

Therefore Binary FSK system has 2 dimensional signal space with two messages S1(t) and S2(t). m=2] they are represented. [N=2 . Signal Space diagram of Coherent binary FSK system. 63 . Fig. used up to 1200bps – Used for high-frequency (3 to 30 MHz) radio transmission – used at higher frequencies on LANs that use coaxial cable.Einstein College of Engineering • Limiting factor: Physical capabilities of the carrier • Not susceptible to noise as much as ASK • Applications – On voice-grade lines.

the receiver decides in favour of symbol 0. the receiver decides in favour of symbol 1. If x1 < 0. If x1 > 0. 64 .Einstein College of Engineering PHASE SHIFT KEYING(PSK): Non Return to Zero Level Encoder Binary Data Sequence Product Modulator Binary PSK Signal 1 (t )  2 Cos 2f c t Tb Fig(a) Block diagram of BPSK transmitter x(t) Tb  dt 0 x1 Decision Device Choose 1 if x1>0 Choose 0 if x1<0 1 (t ) Correlator Threshold λ = 0 Fig (b) Coherent binary PSK receiver In a Coherent binary PSK system the pair of signals S 1(t) and S2(t) are used to represent binary symbol „1‟ and „0‟ respectively. which is also supplied with a locally generated coherent reference signal The correlator output x1 is compared with a threshold of zero volt. To generate a binary PSK signal we have to represent the input binary sequence in polar form with symbol „1‟ and „0‟ represented by constant amplitude levels To detect the original binary sequence of 1‟s and 0‟s we apply the noisy PSK signal x(t) to a Correlator.

E: Energy per Symbol and T: SymbolDuration = 2. Each symbol carries same energy. A group of two bits is often called a „dibit‟. QPSK is an expanded version from binary PSK where in a symbol consists of two bits and two orthonormal basis functions are used. Signal Space Representation of BPSK QUADRATURE PHASE – SHIFT KEYING(QPSK) In a sense.Einstein College of Engineering The signal space representation is as shown in fig (N=1 & M=2) Region R2 . (a) QPSK Transmitter 65 . four dibits are possible.* Tb. Let. So. Fig. where Tb: duration of 1 bit.Eb 0 Message Point 2 S2(t) Decision Boundary Message Point 1 S1(t) Region R1 Eb Fig.

QPSK Waveform In QPSK system the information carried by the transmitted signal is contained in the phase.Einstein College of Engineering Fig. 66 . (b) QPSK Receiver Fig.

Thus the two binary PSK systems may be characterized as follows. Probability of error:A QPSK system is in fact equivalent to two coherent binary PSK systems working in parallel and using carriers that are in-phase and quadrature. The in-phase channel output x1 and the Q-channel output x2 may be viewed as the individual outputs of the two coherent binary PSK systems. The signal energy per bit E 2 67 .Einstein College of Engineering QPSK Receiver:The QPSK receiver consists of a pair of correlators with a common input and supplied with a locally generated pair of coherent reference signals ᶲ1(t) & ᶲ2(t)as shown in fig(b). The in-phase channel output : If x1 > 0 a decision is made in favour of symbol 1 x1 < 0 a decision is made in favour of symbol 0 Similarly quadrature channel output: If x2 >0 a decision is made in favour of symbol 1 and x2 <0 a decision is made in favour of symbol 0 Finally these two binary sequences at the in phase and quadrature channel outputs are combined in a multiplexer (Parallel to Serial) to reproduce the original binary sequence.The correlator outputs x1 and x2 produced in response to the received signal x(t) are each compared with a threshold value of zero.

128. More phases than amplitudes. each baud equals 4 bits of information (2 ^ 4 = 16). 32. The I-channel makes a decision on one of the two bits constituting a symbol (di bit) of the QPSK signal and the Q-channel takes care of the other bit. Minimum bandwidth requirement same as ASK or PSK 68 . 64. 16. QAM(Quadrature Amplitude Modulation): • QAM is a combination of ASK and PSK Two different signals sent simultaneously on the same carrier frequency ie. Since only 4 phase angles have 2 different amplitudes.M=4. there are a total of 16 combinations.Einstein College of Engineering - The noise spectral density is N 2 0 The bit errors in the I-channel and Q-channel of the QPSK system are statistically independent . Combine ASK and PSK such that each signal corresponds to multiple bits. 256 As an example of QAM. With 16 signal combinations. 12 different phases are combined with two different amplitudes.

2. Encoder. What are the components of a Digital Communication System? Sampler. *Security of information. Channel. Demodulator. What are Coherent Receivers? Receivers in which the carrier used in the receiver is of same frequency and phaseof the transmitted one is called coherent receivers. *Flexible implementation of digital hardware system *Coding of digital signal to yield extremely low error rate and high fidelity. Modulator. What are the advantages of Digital Communication? *Ruggedness to channel noise and other interferences. What are Non Coherent Receivers? Receivers in which the carrier used in the receiver is of different frequency and phase of the transmitted one is called coherent receivers. 4.Einstein College of Engineering Short Questions and Answers: 1.Draw the model of analog communication system Information Source and Input Transducer Destination and Output Transducer I/P Signal TRANSMITTER CHANNEL O/P Signal RECEIVER 6. 5.Write the two methods of channel coding? 69 . Decoder. Reconstruction Filter are the components of a Digital Communication System. 3. Quantizer.

will have a finite power but may have finite or infinite energy. State sampling theorem. The bandwidth is normally a difference between two numbers. 9. Under the assumption that fc>W. 8.Einstein College of Engineering i)Channel coding ii)Block Coding 7. If a finite energy signal g(t) contains no frequencies higher than W hertz. If a finite –energy signal g(t) contains no frequencies higher than W hertz. Quadrature sampling is used for uniform sampling of band pass signals Consider g(t) = gI(t) cos(2Πfct) – gQ(t) sin(2Πfct).Define Bandwidth Bandwidth is simply a measure of frequency range. Define quadrature sampling.we find that gI(t)&gQ(t) are both low-pass signals limited to - 70 . it is completely determined by specifying its co-ordinates at a sequence of points spaced 1/2W seconds apart. The range of frequencies contained in a composite signal is its bandwidth.Define Power signal A power signal. Mathematically it is expressed as. it may be completely recovered from its co=ordinates at a sequence of points spaced 1/2W seconds apart 10. The in-phase component gI(t) and the quadrature component gQ(t) may be obtained by multiplying the bandpass signal g(t) by cos(2Π fct) and sin(2Πfct) respectively and then suppressing the sumfrequency components by means of appropriate low pass filter.

The conversion of analog sample of the signal into digital form is called quantizing process. State NRZ unipolar format 71 . The signal is compressed at the transmitter and expanded at the receiver. The combination of a compressor and expander is called a compander.frequency in the spectrum of the original signal g(t) seemingly taking on the identity of a lower frequency in the spectrum of the sampled signal g(t) is called aliasing or foldover. What is the disadvantage of uniform quantization over the non-uniform quantization? SNR decreases with decrease in input power level at the uniform quantizer but non-uniform quantization maintain a constant SNR for wide range of input power levels.This type of quantization is called as robust quantization. Name the types of uniform quantizer? i)Mid tread type quantizer. Non. What you mean by non.uniform quantization is otherwise called as robust quantization 16. 17. 15.Einstein College of Engineering W<f<W. 14. ii)Mid riser type quantizer. What is meant by prediction error? The difference between the actual sample of the process at the time of interest and the predictor output is called a prediction error. Non uniform quantizer is characterized by a step size that increases as the separation from the origin of the transfer characteristics is increased. Accordingly each component may be sampled at the rate of 2W samples per second. 13.uniform quantization? Step size is not uniform. 12. This is called as companding. Define quantizing process. This type of sampling is called quadrature sampling. 11. What is aliasing? The phenomenon of a high. what do you mean by companding? Define compander. 18.

24. into a modulated wave si(t) may be divided into separate discrete time & continuous time operations. 22. {si(t)}. State manchester format Binary 0  The first half bit duration negative pulse and the second half Bit duration positive pulse. Why do we go for Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization procedure ? Consider a message signal m. What is code rate ? Code rate is the ratio of message bits (k) and the encoder output bits (n).2.Einstein College of Engineering In this format binary 0 is represent by no pulse and binary 1 is represented by the positive pulse..e) r= k/N 72 . 21. 23. It is defined by r (i. as linear combinations of N orthonormal basis functions. What is linear code ? A code is linear if the sum of any two code vectors produces another code vector. State NRZ polar format Binary 1 is represented by a positive pulse and binary 0 is represented by a Negative pulse.M. The justification for this separation lies in the Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization procedure which permits the representation of any set of M energy signals. 20. 19.…. State NRZ bipolar format Binary 0 is reporesented by no pulse and binary one is represented by the alternative positive and negative pulse. The task of transforming an incoming message mi=1. Binary 1 first half bit duration positive pulse and the second half Bit duration negative pulse.

Block length = n =2 m -1 symbols Message size : k symbols Parity check size : n-k= 2t symbols Minimum distance . of Check bits q Block length n = 2 –1 q No of message bits K = n-q Minimum distance dmin =3 26. For RS code minimum distance equals n – k + 1 so it is called as maximum distance separable codes. of bits „n‟ after coding is called block length. Why RS codes are called maximum distance separable codes ? Linear block code for which the minimum distance equals n – k + 1 is called maximum distance separable codes. These are non binary BCH codes.e Message bits in a block code efficiency= -------------------------------Transmitted bits for the block 25. Give the parameters of RS codes : Reed Solomon codes. Define code efficiency It is the ratio of message bits in a block to the transmitted bits for that block by the encoder i. The encoded block of „n‟ bits is called code word. 29. 28. What are the conditions to satisfy the hamming code No. A random binary sequence is a sequence in which the presence of a binary 73 . Define code word & block length. 27. Define a random binary sequence.Einstein College of Engineering 25. dmin =2t +1 symbols. The no.

.. Therefore the hamming distance between x and Y is two. i = 1. is applied to a bank of correlators.Need for equalization in digital communication The two principal causes of distortion in a digital communication channels are Inter Symbol Interference (ISI) and the additive noise.What is meant by a matched filter? Matched filter is used for detection of signal in base band and pass band transmission.Einstein College of Engineering symbol 1 or 0 is equally probable. the optimum receiver based on the detector is referred to as the matched filter receiver. one s2(t). A filter whose impulse response is a time reversed & delayed version of some signal . The ISI can be characterized by a Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter. This process of suppressing channel induced distortion is called channel equalization. Hence at the receiver the distortion must be compensated in order to reconstruct the transmitted symbols. . The noise can be internal to the system or external to the system. For example let the two code vectors be X=(101) and Y= (110) These two code vectors differ in second and third bits. What is hamming distance? The hamming distance between two code vectors is equal to the number of Elements in which they differ. sM(t) is transmitted with equal probability.then it is said to be matched to correspondingly. the signal si (t). The equalization in digital communication scenario is illustrated 32. 31.What is Signal constellation diagram? Suppose that in each time slot of duration T seconds. .. 30. . M. 2. The correlator outputs define the signal 74 . 1/M For geometric representation. 33.

but it has higher probability of error. In coherent detection the local carrier generated at the receiver is phase locked with the carrier at the transmitter. o The width of the eye defines the time interval over which the received waveform can be sampled without error from intersymbol interference.Distinguish between Coherent and Noncoherent receiver. Hence it is also called synchronous detection. o The height of the eye opening.. 75 . It is simple. 34. o The sensitivity of the system to timing errors is determined by the rate of closure of the eye as the sampling time is varied.M is called a signal constellation.Einstein College of Engineering vector si. 35. at a specified sampling time. The set of message points corresponding to the set of transmitted signals {si(t))} i=1. defines the noise margin of the system.How do we get eye pattern?What you infer from this? The eye pattern is obtained by applying the received wave to the vertical deflection plates of an oscilloscope and to apply a saw tooth wave at the transmitted symbol rate to the horizontal deflection plate. In non coherent detection the local carrier generated at the receiver not be phase locked with the carrier at the transmitter.

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