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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

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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



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User of Information Source Decoder Channel Decoder Demodulator


e.e. Block Coding: The encoder takes a block of „k‟ information bits from the source encoder and adds „r‟ error control bits. 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. 4 . symbol sequence into a binary sequence of 0‟s and 1‟s by assigning code words to the symbols in the input sequence. then the number of bits used to represent each symbol will be 7 because 27=128 unique combinations are available. the source decoder converts the binary output of the channel decoder into a symbol sequence. The decoder for a system using fixed – length code words is quite simple. Aim of the source coding is to remove the redundancy in the transmitting information. shorter is the codeword. where „r‟ is dependent on „k‟ and error control capabilities desired. Convolution Coding: The information bearing message stream is encoded in a continuous fashion by continuously interleaving information bits and error control bits. 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. The important parameters of a source encoder are block size. For eg.2: Block Diagram of a Digital Communication System SOURCE ENCODER / DECODER: The Source encoder ( or Source coder) converts the input i. :-If a source set is having hundred symbols. Ex: Huffman coding. There are two methods of channel coding: 1. 2. code word lengths. average data rate and the efficiency of the coder (i. Higher the probability. 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. Based on the probability of the symbol code word is assigned.Einstein College of Engineering Fig 1. so that bandwidth required for transmission is minimized.

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

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

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

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

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

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

nTs) -------------1.Einstein College of Engineering Proof:Part .2.T of Σ δ(t. i.2 Now.nTs)} = (1/Ts). the equivalent set of instantaneous uniform samples {x(nTs)} may be represented as.4 If Xs(f) denotes the Fourier transform of the energy signal xs(t).e. -------------1. from the theory of Fourier Transform.X(f)*Σ δ(f. If x(t) represents a continuous-time signal. let X(f) denote the Fourier Transform F(T) of x(t). is an impulse train in frequency domain: F{Σ δ(t. then the signal is completely described by its instantaneous uniform samples with sampling interval (or period ) of Ts < 1/(2W) sec.1 where x(nTs) = x(t)⎢t =nTs .nTs). where W ≤ B < fs – W and fs = 1/(Ts).Σ δ(f. δ(t) is a unit pulse singularity function and „n‟ is an integer.1.3 Now. {x(nTs)}≡ xs(t) = Σ x(t). when interpreted appropriately.Σ δ(f.nfs)] = fs.nTs) ---------. xs(t) = x(t).5 This equation. 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. gives an intuitive proof to 11 .nfs) -----1.nfs) --------------1.4) and the convolution property: Xs(f) = X(f)* F{Σ δ(t.nTs)} = X(f)*[fs. the impulse train in time domain. (1. we know that the F.I If a signal x(t) does not contain any frequency component beyond W Hz.Σ δ(t.n/Ts) = fs. we can write using Eq.The continuous-time signal x(t) is multiplied by an (ideal) impulse train to obtain {x(nTs)} and can be rewritten as.δ(t.Σ δ(f.

W i. if we assume that x(t) has no appreciable frequency component greater than W Hz and if fs > 2W. With this setting. then Eq. for n ≠ 0.1.5) implies that Xs(f). Let us note that while writing Eq. centered at discrete frequency values n. centered at f = 0 and will reject all its replicas at f = n fs.2.e. will be retained at the output of the ideal filter.Einstein College of Engineering Nyquist‟s theorems as stated above and also helps to appreciate their practical implications. This implies that the shape of the continuous time signal xs(t).1. the spectra of xs(t). (fs – W) > W and (– fs + W) < – W.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. 1. an ideal lowpass filter (with brick-wall type response) with a bandwidth W ≤ B < (fs – W). This implies that xs(t). the appropriately sampled version of x(t).(1. centered at discrete frequencies n. The second part suggests a method of recovering x(t) from its sampled version xs(t) by using an ideal lowpass filter. 12 . the spectrum of x(t) is present in xs(t) without any distortion.2.2. when fed with xs(t). centered at f = 0 and f = ± fs do not overlap and hence.5).(1. 1. Part – I of the sampling theorem is about the condition fs > 2. we assumed that x(t) is an energy signal so that its Fourier transform exists. As seen from Fig. contains all information about x(t) and thus represents x(t).fs. 1. -∞ < n < ∞ and scaled by a constant fs= 1/Ts Fig. when this condition is satisfied. the Fourier Transform of the sampled signal xs(t) consists of infinite number of replicas of X(f). will allow the portion of Xs(f).fs. As indicated by dotted lines in Fig.

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

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

GI(f) / GQ(f) -W 0 W f b) Spectrum of gI(t) and gQ(t) Fig 2.4: 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 2.5 a) Spectrum of Band-pass signal g(t) b) Spectrum of in-phase and quadrature phase signals 15 .

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

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

.. … 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 . Applying Fourier transform Using x(t) x(t) cos(2πf0t) X(f) ½ [X(f-f0) + X(f+f0)] FT Xs(f) = Co.9 Natural Sampling – Waveforms.X(f) + C1 [X(f-f0) + X(f+f0)] + C2 [X(f-f0) + X(f+f0)] + .Einstein College of Engineering Fig: 2.

Since the spectrum is not distorted it is possible to reconstruct x(t) from the sampled waveform xs(t). The quantization Process has a two-fold effect: 1.10 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.. But the message term is scaled by „Co”.Einstein College of Engineering Fig:2. the output is assigned a discrete value selected from a finite set of representation levels that are aligned with the treads of the staircase. A quantizer is memory less in that the quantizer output is determined only by the value of a corresponding input sample. and 2. Analog Signal Discrete Samples ( Quantized ) 0 Ts 2Ts 3Ts Time 19 . Quantization: The process of transforming Sampled amplitude values of a message signal into a discrete amplitude value is referred to as Quantization. independently of earlier analog samples applied to the input. 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.

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

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

x(t) and the output signal. This error is called the Quantization Noise. . ± Δ. Consider a memory less quantizer that is both uniform and symmetric. . . UNIFORM QUANTIZER COMPRESSOR EXPANDER Fig: 2. Quantization levels are 0. The resultant signal is then transmitted. . . The Quantization error. ±3 Δ .Einstein College of Engineering Quantization Noise and Signal-to-Noise: “The Quantization process introduces an error defined as the difference between the input signal. . the quantization error can be assumed to a uniformly distributed random variable. Q is a random variable and will have its sample values bounded by [-(Δ/2) < q < (Δ/2)].” 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.. 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. Non – Uniform Quantizer: In Non – Uniform Quantizer the step size varies. Let „Δ‟ be the step size of a quantizer and L be the total number of quantization levels.14 MODEL OF NON UNIFORM QUANTIZER 22 .. If Δ is small. yt). 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. As such quantization noise differs from channel noise in that it is signal dependent. ± 2 Δ.

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).


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. 26 .

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

No need for Word Framing because of one-bit code word. 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 .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.Einstein College of Engineering Sampled Input x(nTs) Σ e(nTs) One . 2. 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.

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

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

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

32 . This enables to reduce the complexity and also the number of computations involved in their implementation. a simple linear block code *Hamming codes are most widely used linear block codes. A parity-check polynomial h (X) of order k also plays a role in designing the code. 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.k). The number of errors that we can correct is given by Creating block codes: The block codes are specified by (n. *Hamming code.Einstein College of Engineering t = dmin –1 Where dmin is Hamming distance of the codewords.1. * A Hamming code is generally specified as (2n. maximum number of erroneous symbols (t) that can surely be corrected per block of received symbols and the designed minimum symbol Hamming distance (d). For a code with dmin = 3. The symbol x. 2n-n-1). 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. They have an important feature that the generator polynomial and the code symbols are derived from the same finite field. * The number of information bits in the block is equal to 2n-n-1 and the number of overhead bits is equal to n. All Hamming codes are able to detect three errors and correct one.Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) codes and are very powerful linear non-binary block codes capable of correcting multiple random as well as burst errors. used in polynomials is an indeterminate which usually implies unit amount of delay. A large number of R-S codes are available with different code rates. 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. The code takes k information bits and computes (n-k) parity bits from the code generator matrix. * The size of the block is equal to 2n-1. we can both detect 1 and 2 bit errors. number of code symbols per block (n).

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

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

6.2 State diagram representation for the encoder in Fig. Fig. The encoded bits are labeled on the branches of the tree.3 shows the tree diagram for the encoder in Fig. 3.1. the encoded sequence can be directly read from the tree.Einstein College of Engineering Fig 3.1 b) Tree Diagram Representation: The tree diagram representation shows all possible information and encoded sequences for the convolutional encoder. Given an nput sequence. 3.35. Representing convolutional codes compactly: code trellis and state diagram: State diagram 35 .

0 1. encoded word for any input of k bits can thus be obtained. 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. 1 1) is produced: • 36 . For instance. encoded word v=(1 1. 1 1. 1 1. 0 1. 1 0.

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

All state transitions at each time step are explicitly shown in the diagram to retain the time dimension. Fig.3.Einstein College of Engineering Fig. as is present in the corresponding tree diagram. 3.4 shows the trellis diagram for the encoder in Figure 3.1 c) Trellis Diagram Representation: The trellis diagram of a convolutional code is obtained from its state diagram. supporting descriptions on state transitions. especially when the famous „Viterbi Algorithm (VA)‟ is followed. 3. 38 .3 A tree diagram for the encoder in Fig. Usually. corresponding input and output bits etc. It is interesting to note that the trellis diagram.1. are labeled in the trellis diagram. is very convenient for describing the behavior of the corresponding decoder. which describes the operation of the encoder.

Trellis diagram for the encoder in Fig.4.3. 3.Einstein College of Engineering 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 .1 Hamming Code Example: • H(7.

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 .

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

Using the assumption that in a regular bit 42 . while the pule in RZ drops from +5V to 0V in the middle of the bit time. 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.g. -5V).. The difference between Unipolar NRZ and Unipolar RZ codes is that the rectangular pulse in NRZ stays at a positive value (e. A drawback of unipolar (RZ and NRZ) is that its average value is not zero. This means that unipolar RZ requires twice the bandwidth of the NRZ code.g.Einstein College of Engineering exist3: Non-Return-to-Zero (NRZ) rectangular pulse and Return-to-Zero (RZ) rectangular pulse. 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.. +5V) for the full duration of the logic 1 bit. Polar (NRZ and RZ) signals .

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

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. Manchester encoding is therefore considered to be self-clocking. Although transitions allow the signal to be self-clocking. the DC component of the encoded signal is zero. USB ports. 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. and on fiber-based Fast Ethernet at 100-Mbit/s .Einstein College of Engineering This is the code used on compact discs (CD). In addition.

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

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

Φ2(t) …….Receiver consists of a bank of M product-integrator or correlators Φ1(t) .Einstein College of Engineering Observation Vector x For an AWGN channel and for the case when the transmitted signals are equally likely.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 . the optimum receiver consists of two subsystems 1) .

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

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 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. 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. 49 . except for a time delay factor. proportional to the energy spectral density of the input signal.

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

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

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

traces from the upper portion of the eye pattern cross traces from lower portion with the result that the eye is completely closed. 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. Example of eye pattern: Binary-PAM Perfect channel (no noise and no ISI) 53 .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.

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. 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. 54 . Adaptive equalization – It consists of tapped delay line filter with set of delay elements. Pre channel equalization  requires feed back channel  causes burden on transmission. set of adjustable multipliers connected to the delay line taps and a summer for adding multiplier outputs.

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 . In the adaptive equaliser the Ci's are variable and are adjusted by an algorithm Two modes of operation 1.

because it has large average power and large SNR. resulting response sequence (Impulse) is observed by measuring the filter outputs at the sampling instants. 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 . 56 . This training sequence has maximal length PN Sequence.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.

the modulating wave consists of binary data or an M-ary encoded version of it and the carrier is sinusoidal wave. In digital communications.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 .

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 .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 .

Einstein College of Engineering Implementation of binary ASK: 59 .

Which gives an output Eb volts for symbol 1 and 0 volt for symbol 0. 60 . The resulting binary wave [in unipolar form] and sinusoidal carrier are applied to a product modulator.Einstein College of Engineering BINARY AMPLITUDE SHIFT KEYING. The desired BASK wave is obtained at the modulator output. 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. 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.

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

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

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

64 . If x1 < 0. the receiver decides in favour of symbol 1. which is also supplied with a locally generated coherent reference signal The correlator output x1 is compared with a threshold of zero volt. If x1 > 0.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. 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. the receiver decides in favour of symbol 0.

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

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

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.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 x1 and the Q-channel output x2 may be viewed as the individual outputs of the two coherent binary PSK systems. Thus the two binary PSK systems may be characterized as follows.The correlator outputs x1 and x2 produced in response to the received signal x(t) are each compared with a threshold value of zero. 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 signal energy per bit E 2 67 .

Since only 4 phase angles have 2 different amplitudes. With 16 signal 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 . Minimum bandwidth requirement same as ASK or PSK 68 . 32. 16. 12 different phases are combined with two different amplitudes. 128. 64. QAM(Quadrature Amplitude Modulation): • QAM is a combination of ASK and PSK Two different signals sent simultaneously on the same carrier frequency ie. More phases than amplitudes. Combine ASK and PSK such that each signal corresponds to multiple bits. 256 As an example of QAM. there are a total of 16 combinations.M=4. 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. each baud equals 4 bits of information (2 ^ 4 = 16).

Write the two methods of channel coding? 69 . Reconstruction Filter are the components of a Digital Communication System. Decoder. Modulator. 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. 5. 2. What are the components of a Digital Communication System? Sampler.Einstein College of Engineering Short Questions and Answers: 1. 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. Demodulator. Channel. Encoder. *Security of information. 3. Quantizer. What are the advantages of Digital Communication? *Ruggedness to channel noise and other interferences.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. 4. *Flexible implementation of digital hardware system *Coding of digital signal to yield extremely low error rate and high fidelity.

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

ii)Mid riser type quantizer.This type of quantization is called as robust quantization. what do you mean by companding? Define compander. This type of sampling is called quadrature sampling. Define quantizing process. What you mean by non. The signal is compressed at the transmitter and expanded at the receiver. 17.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. Accordingly each component may be sampled at the rate of 2W samples per second.uniform quantization? Step size is not uniform. What is aliasing? The phenomenon of a high. Non. Name the types of uniform quantizer? i)Mid tread 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.Einstein College of Engineering W<f<W. The conversion of analog sample of the signal into digital form is called quantizing process. Non uniform quantizer is characterized by a step size that increases as the separation from the origin of the transfer characteristics is increased. 12. State NRZ unipolar format 71 . 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. 15.uniform quantization is otherwise called as robust quantization 16. 14. 13. 11. This is called as companding. The combination of a compressor and expander is called a compander. 18.

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

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

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

at a specified sampling time.M is called a signal constellation. In non coherent detection the local carrier generated at the receiver not be phase locked with the carrier at the transmitter. but it has higher probability of error. The set of message points corresponding to the set of transmitted signals {si(t))} i=1. Hence it is also called synchronous detection.Distinguish between Coherent and Noncoherent receiver. defines the noise margin of the system. 34. 75 .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 coherent detection the local carrier generated at the receiver is phase locked with the carrier at the transmitter..Einstein College of Engineering vector si. 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. o The height of the eye opening. o The width of the eye defines the time interval over which the received waveform can be sampled without error from intersymbol interference. 35. It is simple.

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