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    QPSK (Quadrature Phase Shift Keying) is a phase modulation algorithm.

    Phase modulation is a frequency modulation version where the carrier wave’s phase is modulated to encode bits of digital information in each phase change.

    The “PSK” in QPSK refers to the use of Phased Shift Keying. Phased Shift Keying is a form of phase modulation that is accomplished by using a discrete number of states. QPSK refers to PSK with 4 states. With half that number of states, there is a BPSK (Binary Phased Shift Keying). With twice the number of states as QPSK, there is a 8PSK.

    The “Quad” in QPSK refers to four phases in which a carrier is sent in QPSK: 45, 135, 225, and 315 degrees.

    QPSK Encoding

    Because QPSK has 4 possible states, QPSK can encode two bits per symbol.

    Phase Data
    45 degrees Binary 00
    135 degrees Binary 01
    225 degrees Binary 11
    315 degrees Binary 10

    QPSK is more tolerant of link degradation than 8PSK, but does not provide as much data capacity.

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      What are the different parameters that change according to the change of modulation techniques?

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