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Update: Correction in Matlab code for raised cosine filter

by Krishna Sankar on May 25, 2008

Thanks to the keen observation by Mr. Phan Minh Hoang, I was notified that the Matlab/Octave scripts provided along with the topic raised cosine filtering was not behaving properly.

Reason: I was not taking care of the division by zero when creating the raised cosine filter taps. :(

The equation for raised cosine filter is

where
is the excess bandwidth parameter and takes values from 0 to 1.

I was not taking care of the division by zero in the above equation. I updated the code to explictly handle the division by zero case where:

(a) for and

(b) for

(Thanks to the article in RFDesign.com, The care and feeding of digital, pulse-shaping filter, Ken Gentile)

The updated posts are:

1. Raised cosine filter for transmit pulse shaping

2. Eye diagram with raised cosine filtering

Thanks again Mr. Phan Minh Hoang. :)

All,
In case you find errors and inconsistencies in the article and/or simulation models, kindly let me know.
Regards,
Krishna

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ABHIJEET October 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm

hi, i need matlab code for ofdm transmission using pulse shaping filter like raised cosine filter
thanks

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Avatar of Krishna Sankar Krishna Sankar October 6, 2012 at 6:42 am

@ABHIJEET: I do not have that code, but you can refer to posts related to OFDM under
http://www.dsplog.com/category/ofdm/

But, why do wish to do raised cosine filtering with ofdm?

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rasi October 8, 2009 at 7:53 am

in matlab using the inbuilt functions i generated random signal and modulated using QPSK and then transmitted adding awgn. After receiving and demodulating i m geeting zero bit error rate. Is it because of i have to use some other equations for QPSK and how can we change the frequency values and BW for the modulation. Please help me!!

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Avatar of Krishna Sankar Krishna Sankar October 9, 2009 at 5:39 am

@rasi: Try increasing the noise power and see whether you are getting non-zero BER. If not there might be some typos in the code. You may also refer to the post
http://www.dsplog.com/2007/08/05/bit-error-probability-for-bpsk-modulation/

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dima January 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm

cum sa scriu cosinus la patrat de un oarecare X, in softul MATLAB

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Avatar of Krishna Sankar Krishna Sankar January 31, 2009 at 6:40 am

@dima: Can you please translate to english your query

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jhony May 30, 2008 at 3:32 am

can you guide me to a site or some sources from where i can get help for the code written in c++ for digital communication?

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Avatar of Krishna Sankar Krishna Sankar May 29, 2008 at 7:18 pm

@Jhony:
Ofcourse, we can do the simulations in C++ (or any most other programming languages). The advantage with Matlab is that it is easier to code and debug compared to C.

In Matlab, Y = A*B where A and B are matrices is a one-liner.
Imagine how many lines of code we need to write for the same operation in C?

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Jhony May 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm

hi
i hope u r doing fine… why dont we do the simulations in c++??? i mean is it possible to simulate QPSK in c++?

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