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DVB-S2 - Getting Signal Constellations and Bit Mappings

version (120 KB) by Bernhard Schmidt
The function returns constellation points and bit mappings specified in the DVB-S2 Standard.


Updated 14 Apr 2011

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%DVBS2Constellation Signal Constellations taken from ETSI EN 302 307
% returns the constellation points and the bit mapping specified in the DVB-S2
% Standard ETSI EN 302 307. The output vector CONSTELLATION contains the
% constellation points and the output vector BITMAPPING contains the associated
% bit mapping. The data of these vectors is organized such that the vectors
% can directly fed into the sigmapper or llr_demod_mex constructor.
% The DVB-S2 Standard ETSI EN 302 307 specifies signal constellations for
% four different modulation schemes: QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK and 32APSK.
% MODSCHEME denotes the modulation scheme. GAMMA sets the constellation radius
% ratios which are required when using the constellation schemes 16APSK and
% 32APSK. If the modulation schemes QPSK and 8PSK are used, no additional
% input GAMMA is needed.
% (for more information:
% Important: The radius of the inner circle of the modulation schemes 16APSK
% and 32 APSK always has unit length. If the signal power should be normalized
% to one, the constellations points must be scaled accordingly.
% Input: MODSCHEME [char] 'QPSK', '8PSK', '16APSK', '32APSK'
% GAMMA [1x1] (16APSK), [1x2] (32APSK)


These are the basic commands lines:

[constellation, bitMapping] = DVBS2Constellation('QPSK')

[constellation, bitMapping] = DVBS2Constellation('8PSK')

[constellation, bitMapping] = DVBS2Constellation('16APSK', [3.15])

[constellation, bitMapping] = DVBS2Constellation('32APSK', [2.84 5.27])

Note: There is a text file included which contains the optimum constellation radius ratios for several code rates. These radius ratios are only needed when using 16APSK or 32APSK.

Cite As

Bernhard Schmidt (2021). DVB-S2 - Getting Signal Constellations and Bit Mappings (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (1)


Dear Mr Bernhard I am using your codes in my research and the helped me a lot the constellations are exactly as the ETSI standard .I wish to see more of your contributions Bahman Azarbad

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