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Half-Symbol-Rate-Carrier Offset QPSK Transmitter for Bandwidth-Efficient High-Speed Data Communications

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4 Author(s)
Hyeopgoo Yeo ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL ; Younghun Lee ; Jinghong Chen ; Jenshan Lin

This letter proposes a half-symbol-rate-carrier (HSRC) offset quadrature phase shift keying (OQPSK) modulation for high-speed data communications. A prototype transmitter generating the HSRC-OQPSK signal was designed and built. Measurement results confirm the theory that the proposed HSRC-OQPSK modulation improves spectral efficiency by reducing the second lobe of the signal spectrum by 10 dB. Furthermore, HSRC-OQPSK modulation reduces the first null bandwidth by 25% compared to standard non-return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation. Like NRZ, HSRC-OQPSK uses two-level data decision which enables a simpler transceiver architecture than multilevel pulse amplitude modulations (PAMs), such as 4-PAM and duobinary

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IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 6 )