perhaps the examples in gr-digital/examples/demod are more suitable to
understand the internals.
A couple of notes:
On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 08:58:42PM -0500, Almohanad F. wrote:
I’ve been trying to understand what’s happening under the hood with the
polyphase filter bank in the generic_mod_demod.py.
Here’s what I think is happening, since nfilt=32 which is also used the
sampling rate of the firdes.root_raised_cosine filter means that the highest
rate the polyphase filter will see is an interpolation factor of 32 from the
basic inputted signal sampling frequency?
PFB filter taps operate on what you could think of as ‘fractional’
time, i.e. the sampling time is 1/32th (or whatever) of the original
sampling time. If you have a cutoff frequency in your low pass, that
must be taken care of in the filter taps (i.e. reduced by factor 32).
If you’re specifying absolute frequencies, just increase the sampling
frequency (hm, I’m not sure this is really clear…).
the default case is =2 … does this mean that the polyphase filter is
interpolating by a factor of 2?
When going from symbols to samples, you always have to interpolate.
Usual values are 2 (as used here) or 4.
If I am inputting data at a sampling rate of 16kHz and I’m trying to
interpolate them to 256kHz before sending them to the user how is the 256kHz
and the desired interpolation factor of 16 taken into account in the RRC filter
in the generic modulator block.
I don’t understand this Q. The answer is probably, you’ll need an extra
interpolation block, depending on how your FG looks like.
I’ve read the gnuradio pfb page but I think I’m missing something important
Just to be clear, you do know what an FIR does and how filter taps are
defined? Or is this the information you’re lacking?
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