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  • Chapter 2 in the Anderson text.


  1. Prove Nyquist's First Criterion (Theorem 2.2-1 on page 19 of the Anderson text). Note that if you follow the proof given in the book, the you must first prove the Poisson sum formula. Here is a hint.
    Multiply a function v(t) by an impulse train as follows.

    Now compute the continuous-time Fourier transform of both sides. Note that the left hand side is a product of two functions (use the modulation property-multiplication in time corresponds to the convolution in the frequency domain). The delta(t-N*T) on the right hand side are the only functions of t . If all goes well, then you end up with the Poisson formula.

    Now you can follow the complete proof.
  2. Compute the Fourier transform of the follwing
    1. unit-energy NRZ pulse
    2. unit-energy RZ pulse
    3. unit-energy MAN pulse
    4. unit-energy HS pulse which is given by

  3. Let V(f) be the Fourier transform of v(t) give by

    1. For what symbol rate is v(t) a Nyquist pulse?
    2. At this symbol rate, what is the excess bandwith of the pulse?
    3. Sketch terms of the sum in Equation 2.2-2 (page 19 of the Anderson text) and show the Nyquist criterion is satisfied.
  4. Let v(t) be a pulse with odd symmetry, v(t)=-v(-t) . Can v(t) be a Nyquist pulse?
  5. Consider a digital modulator that transmits 3 bits per symbol and uses the unit-energy HS pulse for transmission.
    1. Construct a look up table with three columns showing the correspondence between: bits, symbols and the modulated pulses.
    2. Sketch the modulator, the channel, and a sampling receiver.
    3. For the bit sequence {001 100 111 011} , sketch the signal or sequence at each point in the modulator/channel/receiver diagram.
  6. Intersymbol interference (ISI)
    1. Let v(t) be the following pulse,

      What is the ISI?
    2. Let v(t) be the following pulse,

      What is the ISI?
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