Glossary Definition for QPSK

Glossary Term: QPSK 


Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) is a form of Phase Shift Keying in which two bits are modulated at once, selecting one of four possible carrier phase shifts (0, 90, 180, or 270 degrees). QPSK allows the signal to carry twice as much information as ordinary PSK using the same bandwidth. QPSK is used for satellite transmission of MPEG2 video, cable modems, videoconferencing, cellular phone systems, and other forms of digital communication over an RF carrier.

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  • Quaternary Phase Shift Keying
  • 4-PSK
  • Quadrature Phase Shift Keying
  • Quadriphase Phase Shift Keying

QPSK, Quaternary Phase Shift Keying, 4-PSK, Quadrature Phase Shift Keying, Quadriphase Phase Shift Keying

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