1

GATE ECE 2012

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

A binary symmetric channel (BSC) has a transition probability of 1/8. If the binary transmit symbol X is such that P(X =0) = 9/10, then the probability of error for an optimum receiver will be

2

GATE ECE 2011

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

A four phase and an eight-phase signal constellation are shown in the figure below.

For the constraint that the minimum distance between pairs of signal points be d
for both constellations, the radii r_{1}, and r^{2} of the circles are_{}

3

GATE ECE 2011

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

A four phase and an eight-phase signal constellation are shown in the figure below.

Assuming high SNR and that all signals are equally probable, the additional average transmitted signal energy required by the 8-PSK signal to achieve the same error probability as the 4-PSK signal is

4

GATE ECE 2010

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

+2

-0.6

Consider a base band binary PAM receiver shown below. The additive channel noise
$$n(t)$$ is white with power spectral density $${S_N}\left( f \right) = {N_0}/2 = {10^{ - 20}}$$ $$W/Hz$$. The low-pass filter
is ideal with unity gain and cut -off frequency $$1MHz$$. Let $${Y_k}$$ represent the random variable $$y\left( {{t_k}} \right)$$.

$${Y_k} = {N_k}$$ if transmitted bit $${b_k} = 0$$

$${Y_k} = a + {N_k}$$ if transmitted bit $${b_k} = 1$$

Where $${b_k} = 0$$ represents the noise sample value. The noise sample has a probability density function, $${P_{{N_k}}}\left( n \right)\,\,\,\,\,\,\, = 0.5\alpha {e^{ - \alpha \left| n \right|}}$$ (This has mean zero and variance $$2/{\alpha ^2}$$). Assume transmitted bits to be equiprobable and threshold $$z$$ is set to $$a/2 = {10^{ - 6}}V$$.

$${Y_k} = {N_k}$$ if transmitted bit $${b_k} = 0$$

$${Y_k} = a + {N_k}$$ if transmitted bit $${b_k} = 1$$

Where $${b_k} = 0$$ represents the noise sample value. The noise sample has a probability density function, $${P_{{N_k}}}\left( n \right)\,\,\,\,\,\,\, = 0.5\alpha {e^{ - \alpha \left| n \right|}}$$ (This has mean zero and variance $$2/{\alpha ^2}$$). Assume transmitted bits to be equiprobable and threshold $$z$$ is set to $$a/2 = {10^{ - 6}}V$$.

The value of the parameter $$\alpha $$( in V^{-1} ) is

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GATE ECE Subjects

Network Theory

Control Systems

Electronic Devices and VLSI

Analog Circuits

Digital Circuits

Microprocessors

Signals and Systems

Representation of Continuous Time Signal Fourier Series
Discrete Time Signal Fourier Series Fourier Transform
Discrete Time Signal Z Transform
Continuous Time Linear Invariant System
Transmission of Signal Through Continuous Time LTI Systems
Discrete Time Linear Time Invariant Systems
Sampling
Continuous Time Signal Laplace Transform
Discrete Fourier Transform and Fast Fourier Transform
Transmission of Signal Through Discrete Time Lti Systems
Miscellaneous
Fourier Transform

Communications

Electromagnetics

General Aptitude