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nal element, but changes for the next signal element if the data element changes.
Both peak amplitude and phase remain constant for all signal elements.
o In phase shift keying, the phase of the carrier is varied to represent two or more dif-
ferent signal elements. Both peak amplitude and frequency remain constant as the
phase changes.
o A constellation diagram shows us the amplitude and phase of a signal element,
particularly when we are using two carriers (one in-phase and one quadrature).
o Quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) is a combination of ASK and PSK.
QAM uses two carriers, one in-phase and the other quadrature, with different
amplitude levels for each carrier.
o Analog-to-analog conversion is the representation of analog information by an
analog signal. Conversion is needed if the medium is bandpass in nature or if only
a bandpass bandwidth is available to us.
o Analog-to-analog conversion can be accomplished in three ways: amplitude modu-
lation (AM), frequency modulation (FM), and phase modulation (PM).
o In AM transmission, the carrier signal is modulated so that its amplitude varies with the
changing amplitudes of the modulating signal. The frequency and phase of the carrier
remain the same; only the amplitude changes to follow variations in the information.
o In PM transmission, the frequency of the carrier signal is modulated to follow the
changing voltage level (amplitude) of the modulating signal. The peak amplitude
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and phase of the carrier signal remain constant, but as the amplitude of the infor-
mation signal changes, the frequency of the carrier changes correspondingly.
o In PM transmission, the phase of the carrier signal is modulated to follow the
changing voltage level (amplitude) of the modulating signal. The peak amplitude
and frequency of the carrier signal remain constant, but as the amplitude of the
information signal changes, the phase of the carrier changes correspondingly.
5.6 PRACTICE SET
Review Questions
1. Define analog transmission.
2. Define carrier signal and its role in analog transmission.
3. Define digital-to-analog conversion.
4. Which characteristics of an analog signal are changed to represent the digital signal
in each of the following digital-to-analog conversion?
b. FSK
c. PSK
d. QAM
5. Which of the four digital-to-analog conversion techniques (ASK, FSK, PSK or
QAM) is the most susceptible to noise? Defend your answer.
6. Define constellation diagram and its role in analog transmission.
7. What are the two components of a signal when the signal is represented on a con- .
stellation diagram? Which component is shown on the horizontal axis? Which is
shown on the vertical axis?
8. Define analog-to-analog conversion?
9. Which characteristics of an analog signal are changed to represent the lowpass analog
signal in each of the following analog-to-analog conversions?
a. AM
b. FM
c. PM
]0. Which of the three analog-to-analog conversion techniques (AM, FM, or PM) is
the most susceptible to noise? Defend your answer.
Exercises
11. Calculate the baud rate for the given bit rate and type of modulation.
a. 2000 bps, FSK
b. 4000 bps, ASK
c. 6000 bps, QPSK
d. 36,000 bps, 64-QAM
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12. Calculate the bit rate for the given baud rate and type of modulation.
a. 1000 baud, FSK
b. 1000 baud, ASK
c. 1000 baud, BPSK
d. 1000 baud, 16-QAM
13. What is the number of bits per baud for the following techniques?
a. ASK with four different amplitudes
b. FSK with 8 different frequencies
c. PSK with four different phases
d. QAM with a constellation of 128 points.
14. Draw the constellation diagram for the following:
a. ASK, with peak amplitude values of 1 and 3
b. BPSK, with a peak amplitude value of 2
c. QPSK, with a peak amplitude value of 3
d. 8-QAM with two different peak amplitude values, I and 3, and four different
phases.
15. Draw the constellation diagram for the following cases. Find the peak amplitude
value for each case and define the type of modulation (ASK, FSK, PSK, or QAM).
The numbers in parentheses define the values of I and Q respectively.
a. Two points at (2, 0) and (3, 0).
b. Two points at (3, 0) and (-3, 0).
c. Four points at (2, 2), (-2, 2), (-2, -2), and (2, -2).
d. Two points at (0 , 2) and (0, -2).
16. How many bits per baud can we send in each of the following cases if the signal
constellation has one of the following number of points?
a. 2
b. 4
c. 16
d. 1024
17. What is the required bandwidth for the following cases if we need to send 4000 bps?
Let d = 1.
b. FSK with 2~f =4 KHz
c. QPSK
d. 16-QAM
18. The telephone line has 4 KHz bandwidth. What is the maximum number of bits we
can send using each of the following techniques? Let d = O.
b. QPSK
c. 16-QAM
d.64-QAM
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19. A corporation has a medium with a I-MHz bandwidth (lowpass). The corporation
needs to create 10 separate independent channels each capable of sending at least
10 Mbps. The company has decided to use QAM technology. What is the mini-
mum number of bits per baud for each channel? What is the number of points in
the constellation diagram for each channel? Let d = O.
20. A cable company uses one of the cable TV channels (with a bandwidth of 6 MHz)
to provide digital communication for each resident. What is the available data rate
for each resident if the company uses a 64-QAM technique?
21. Find the bandwidth for the following situations if we need to modulate a 5-KHz
voice.
a. AM
b. PM (set ~ =5)
c. PM (set ~ =1)
22. Find the total number of channels in the corresponding band allocated by FCC.
a. AM
b. FM
CHAPTER 6
Bandwidth Utilization:
In real life, we have links with limited bandwidths. The wise use of these bandwidths
has been, and will be, one of the main challenges of electronic communications. How-
ever, the meaning of wise may depend on the application. Sometimes we need to combine
several low-bandwidth channels to make use of one channel with a larger bandwidth.
Sometimes we need to expand the bandwidth of a channel to achieve goals such as
privacy and antijamming. In this chapter, we explore these two broad categories of
bandwidth utilization: multiplexing and spreading. In multiplexing, our goal is effi-
ciency; we combine several channels into one. In spreading, our goals are privacy and
antijamming; we expand the bandwidth of a channel to insert redundancy, which is
necessary to achieve these goals.
Bandwidth utilization is the wise use of available bandwidth to achieve specific goals.
Efficiency can be achieved by multiplexing;
privacy and antijamming can be achieved by spreading.
6.1 MULTIPLEXING
Whenever the bandwidth of a medium linking two devices is greater than the band-
width needs of the devices, the link can be shared. Multiplexing is the set of techniques
that allows the simultaneous transmission of multiple signals across a single data link.
As data and telecommunications use increases, so does traffic. We can accommodate
this increase by continuing to add individual links each time a new channel is needed;
or we can install higher-bandwidth links and use each to carry multiple signals. As
described in Chapter 7, today's technology includes high-bandwidth media such as
optical fiber and terrestrial and satellite microwaves. Each has a bandwidth far in excess
of that needed for the average transmission signal. If the bandwidth of a link is greater
than the bandwidth needs of the devices connected to it, the bandwidth is wasted. An
efficient system maximizes the utilization of all resources; bandwidth is one of the
most precious resources we have in data communications.
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In a multiplexed system, n lines share the