• Welcome to our site! Electro Tech is an online community (with over 170,000 members) who enjoy talking about and building electronic circuits, projects and gadgets. To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.

i need 16-qam modem circuit

Status
Not open for further replies.

moha

New Member
hellow: it is required from me to design 16-qam modem ,so please help me to find the circuit of modem. thanks
 

arhi

Member
16-qam modulator and 16-qam demodulator is fairly complex device.... what have you done so far ? I'd suggest you start at wiki ( Quadrature amplitude modulation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) and then forward to google ..

what is the signal carrier frequency?
what is the signal bandwidth?
what is the transport medium?

EDIT: are you sure you have to implement 16 qam, for beginner QPSK would be much more suitable .. then you can try to upgrade to 8PSK and when you master that, only then I'd suggest you try yourself with qam .. but .
 
Last edited:

Sceadwian

Banned
You're my hero arhi.
 

arhi

Member
why?

16qam is cool, give you more data tp on same bw compared to 8psk or qpsk .. problem is that it requires 2 level bigger dish for example in sat comm then 8psk (or 3-4 level bigger dish then qpsk) meaning that if your sat channel is qpsk modulated and you can catch it with 60cm dish (prime focus) that means that you need 2.4m dish to be able to receive 16qam with the same power output on transponder to achieve same error rate... you can reduce FEC to gain some virtual power but all in all 16qam modulation can be only used with very strong signal...

AnalogDevices makes modulation chips .. for example http://www.electro-tech-online.com/custompdfs/2009/04/AD9853.pdf ... some other companies does too but mostly do not sell them to end users but only b2b

If OP want to make modem implementing modulation himself - that is absolutely out of his abilities 1/1 but if he want to use some of the available chips (like the ad one) for modulation it is theoretically possible but still unlikely ..
 

unclejed613

Well-Known Member
Most Helpful Member
Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.

Latest threads

EE World Online Articles

Loading
Top