OQPSK Modulator Baseband
Modulation using OQPSK method
Libraries:
Communications Toolbox /
Modulation /
Digital Baseband Modulation /
PM
Description
The OQPSK Modulator Baseband block modulates the input signal using the offset quadrature phase shift keying (OQPSK) method and applies pulse shape filtering to the waveform. For more information, see Pulse Shaping Filter. The output is a baseband representation of the modulated signal.
For information about delays incurred by modulatordemodulator pair processing, see Modulation Delays.
Examples
Ports
Input
In — Input data
integer column vector  bit column vector
Input data, specified as an integer or bit column vector.
The input signal is processed based on the setting selected for Input type.
Data Types: double
 single
 int8
 int16
 int32
 int64
 uint8
 uint16
 uint32
 Boolean
Output
Out — Output baseband waveform
column vector
Output baseband waveform, returned as a column vector of complex data. The Output data type parameter specifies the data type of the output signal.
Parameters
Modulation
Input type — Input type
Integer
(default)  Bit
Input type, specified as Integer
or
Bit
.
When you set Input type to
Integer
, the input can be a scalar value or column vector, the length of which is the number of input symbols.When you set Input type to
Bit
, the input width must be an integer multiple of two.
The output sample period is the period of each integer or bit pair in the input divided by Samples per symbol.
Symbol mapping — Signal constellation bit mapping
Gray
(default)  Binary
 custom 4element numeric vector of integers with values from 0 to
3
Signal constellation bit mapping, specified as
Gray
, Binary
,
or a custom 4element numeric vector of integers with values from 0 to
3.
Setting  Constellation Mapping for Integers  Constellation Mapping for Bits  Comment 



 The signal constellation mapping is Grayencoded. 


 The signal constellation mapping for the input integer

Custom 4element numeric vector of integers with values from 0 to 3 

 Elements [a b c d] must be composed of the set of values [0, 1, 2, 3] in any order. 
Phase offset (rad) — Phase of zeroth point of signal constellation
0
(default)  scalar
Phase offset from π/4, specified as a scalar in radians. The phase offset is applied to the zeroth point of the signal constellation before delay of quadrature component. After the OQPSK imaginarycomponent delay, the signal is normalized with unity power.
Example: Setting Phase offset (rad) to
pi/4
aligns the zeroth point of the QPSK signal
constellation point on the axes, {(1,0), (0,j), (1,0),
(0,j)}.
View constellation — Option to plot reference constellation
button
Click View Constellation on the block mask to visualize a signal constellation for the specified block parameters. Before viewing a constellation, apply the parameter settings. For more information, see View Constellation of Modulator Block.
Note
The constellation that displays does not depict the IQ delay introduced by the OQPSK modulator.
Filtering
Pulse shape — Filtering pulse shape
Half sine
(default)  Normal raised cosine
 Root raised cosine
 Custom
Select the filtering pulse shape: Half
sine
, Normal raised cosine
,
Root raised cosine
, or
Custom
.
Rolloff factor — Raised cosine filter rolloff factor
0.2
(default)  scalar
Raised cosine filter rolloff factor, specified as a scalar in the
range [0
, 1
].
Dependencies
This property is enabled when Pulse shape is Normal raised
cosine
or Root raised
cosine
.
Filter span (in symbols) — Filter length
10
(default)  scalar
Filter length in symbols, specified as a scalar. An ideal raised cosine filter has an infinite impulse response. However, to realize a practical implementation of this filter, the object truncates the impulse response to Filter span (in symbols) symbols.
Dependencies
This property is enabled when Pulse shape is Normal raised
cosine
or Root raised
cosine
.
Filter numerator — FIR filter numerator
[0.7071 0.7071]
(default)  row vector
FIR filter numerator, specified as a row vector.
Dependencies
This parameter is enabled when Pulse shape is Custom
.
Samples per symbol — Number of samples per symbol
4
(default)  positive even integer
Number of samples per symbol, specified as a positive even integer.
Other Parameters
Rate options — Processing rate option
Enforce singlerate
processing
(default)  Allow multirate processing
Enforce singlerate processing
— Executes the model, ensuring that the input and output signals have the same port sample time. The block implements the rate change by making a size change at the output when compared to the input. For integer inputs, the output width equals Samples per symbol times the number of symbols.For more information, see SingleRate Processing with OQPSK Modulator Block.
Allow multirate processing
— Executes the model, allowing the input and output signals to have different port sample times. The output sample time equals the symbol period divided by Samples per symbol.
For more information, see SingleRate Processing with OQPSK Modulator Block.
Output data type — Output data type
double
(default)  single
Select the output data type: double
or
single
.
Block Characteristics
Data Types 

Multidimensional Signals 

VariableSize Signals 

More About
Modulation Delays
Digital modulation and demodulation blocks incur delays between their inputs and outputs that result in an offset in the arrival time of the received data. Data that enters a modulation or demodulation block at time T appears in the output at time T+delay. Take system delays into account when comparing transmitted data with received data, such as in overlaid plots or when computing error statistics. As shown here, the OQPSK modulationdemodulation delay varies depending on the pulse shaping filter, input/output data setting, and simulation configuration.
Pulse Shape  Rate Options  Treat Each Discrete Rate as a Separate Task?  Input/Output Data (*)  EndtoEnd Delay Incurred by an OQPSK ModulatorDemodulator Block Pair (in samples) 

Half sine or
Custom  Enforce singlerate
operation  N/A  Integer  1 
Bit  2  
Allow multirate
processing  false (single tasking)  Integer  length(data) + 1 + 1  
Bit  length(data) + 2 + 2  
true (multitasking)  Integer  length(data) + 1 + 2  
Bit  length(data) + 2 + 4  
Normal raised cosine or
Root raised cosine  Enforce singlerate
operation  N/A  Integer  Filter span (in symbols) 
Bit  2*Filter span (in symbols)  
Allow multirate
processing  false (single tasking)  Integer  length(data) + Filter span (in symbols) + 1  
Bit  length(data) + 2*Filter span (in symbols) + 2  
true (multitasking)  Integer  2*length(data) + Filter span (in symbols) + 2  
Bit  2*length(data) + 2*Filter span (in symbols) + 4  
(*) The data type parameter is Input type for modulation and Output type for demodulation. 
Pulse Shaping Filter
The OQPSK modulation scheme requires oversampling of two or greater in order to delay (or offset) the quadrature channel by 90 degrees. This oversampling is achieved through interpolation filtering implemented by pulse shaping.
Extended Capabilities
C/C++ Code Generation
Generate C and C++ code using Simulink® Coder™.
Version History
Introduced before R2006a
See Also
Blocks
Objects
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