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We have quite a few articles discussing bit and symbol error rates for popular digital modulation schemes in Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) channel. This post summarizes the articles discussing the theoretical and simulated error rates for the digital modulation schemes like BPSK, QPSK, 4PAM, 16PSK and 16QAM. Further, Bit Error Rate with Gray coded mapping, bit error rate for BPSK over OFDM are also discussed.

The links to the individual articles and the Matlab/Octave simulation models are listed below. Alternatively, I have made a e-book discussing all the below mentioned articles to a single PDF file. If you wish, you can download the free e-book by subscribing to the free email newsletter.

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Existing subscribers can contact me to access the e-book.

The links to articles discussing and the Matlab/Octave simulation models are listed below.

Bit error probability for BPSK modulation

$P_{s,BPSK}=\frac{1}{2}erfc\left({\sqrt{\frac{E_b}{N_0}}}\right)$.

Symbol error rate for 4PAM

$P_{s,4PAM}=\frac{3}{4}erfc\left({\sqrt{\frac{E_s}{5N_0}}}\right)$.

Symbol error rate for 4-QAM (QPSK)

$\begin{eqnarray}\mathbf{P}_{s,4QAM} = erfc\left({\sqrt{\frac{E_s}{2N_0}}}\right)\end{eqnarray}$

Symbol error rate for 16-QAM

$P_{s,16QAM}=\frac{3}{2}erfc\left(\sqrt{\frac{E_s}{10N_0}}\right)$

Symbol Error Rate for 16PSK

$P_{s,16PSK}=erfc\left[\sqrt{\frac{E_s}{N_0}}sin(\frac{\pi}{16})\right]$.

Note: The formula derived in the post is for a general M-PSK case. For an M-PSK scheme, the symbol error rate is,

$P_{s,MPSK}=erfc\left[\sqrt{\frac{E_s}{N_0}}sin(\frac{\pi}{M})\right]$.

16QAM Bit Error Rate (BER) with Gray mapping

$P_{b,16QAM}=\frac{3}{2k}erfc\left(\sqrt{\frac{kE_b}{10N_o}}\right)$

BPSK BER with OFDM modulation

Click here for Matlab simulation for BER with OFDM modulation

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https://dsplog.com/2007/11/06/symbol-error-rate-for-4-qam/
At the transmitter, multiply each symbol by the PN chips. Correspondingly, at the receiver convolve with the PN chip and pick the maxima.

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Masoud Sharif, Vahid Tarokh, and Babak

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hi , i hav tried qpsk with half rate convolutional coding with trellis structure of t = poly2trellis(7,[171 133]); i have also applied it with and without gray coding but still i m getting ber of 0.5.. why it does not match theoritical ber theortical ber……plzzz can any body tell me where i m wrong ….i had also tried 2/3 rate coding it works fine but ber at lower EbNo values is little bit higher after that remaining ber values are ok..but i m more intereted in 1/2 rate coding
any help will be appreciated

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thnx

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1. @Girish: How do you achieve different code rate – by puncturing the convolutional code?

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1. @taher: Sorry, I have not tried modeling co-operative communications.

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1. @Bijunair: Well, even I have not done much on PAPR reduction rather than using scrambling at the transmitter. Am curious about how you are going to reduce the effect of frequency offset by using windowing in receiver. You may point me to some references which you are using. Thanks.

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Simulate 8-PSK (k = 3, M = 8) using the mapping below:
There is no need to generate individual bits. The input to the detector is r = s + n where all numbers are complex. The input, s, is a complex number with magnitude A and phase
determined by the random input. To generate complex noise, you need two independent
Gaussian random variables. Alternatively, you can model all signals as two-dimensional
vectors. The detector finds the closest signal point to r.
For this simulation, SNRb = (A^2)/6. Simulate the performance the system for SNRb = 7, 8,
9, 10, 11 dB and find the symbol and bit error rates. The printout format is:
System:8-PSK; SNRb=___(dB); #Bits transmitted=___ (i N/10, i = 1,…,10); SER=___; BER=___
Compare your results with the theoretical estimates of symbol and bit error rates. Plot the
theoretical estimates (curves) and the simulated error rates (points) in one figure.

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I need matlab code for generating the diamond curve in figure 1 in the paper ,Xiaodi Zhang and N.C. Beaulieu, “A Closed-Form BER Expression for BPSK Using MRC in Correlated CCI and Rayleigh Fading,” IEEE Trans. Communications, vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 2249-2252, Dec. 2007

1. @ShanmukhaPriya: Sorry, I do not have time to simulate that work. Good luck.

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