Pulse-Amplitude Modulation

  • John R. Barry
  • Edward A. Lee
  • David G. Messerschmitt


An information-bearing signal must conform to the limitations of its channel. While the bit streams we wish to transmit are inherently discrete-time, all physical media are continuous-time in nature. Hence, we need to represent the bit stream as a continuous-time signal for transmission, a process called modulation


Pulse Shape Spectral Efficiency Matched Filter Data Symbol Viterbi Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Barry
    • 1
  • Edward A. Lee
    • 2
  • David G. Messerschmitt
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.University of California at BerkeleyUSA

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