Scaling factor for normalizing modulation output
Normalize Power of QAM Signal
Generate a 16-QAM reference constellation.
refconst = qammod(0:15,16);
Generate random symbols and apply 16-QAM modulation.
x = randi([0 15],1000,1); y = qammod(x,16);
Plot the constellation.
h = scatterplot(y);
Compute the normalization factor so that the output signal has a peak power of 1 W.
nf = modnorm(refconst,'peakpow',1); z = nf*y;
Confirm that no element of the normalized signal has a power greater than 1 W.
ans = 1.0000
Plot the scatter plot of the normalized constellation.
hold on scatterplot(z,1,0,'r+',h) hold off
refconst — Reference constellation
Reference constellation, specified as a vector of complex elements that comprise the reference constellation points.
Complex Number Support: Yes
type — Normalization type
Normalization type, specified as either
'avpow', the normalization factor is calculated based on average power.
'peakpow', the normalization factor is calculated based on peak power.
normfactor — Normalization factor
Normalization factor, returned as a real scalar. When a modulated signal is multiplied by the normalization factor, its average or peak power matches the target power. The function assumes that the signal you want to normalize has a minimum distance of 2.