Symbol streamer (symstream)

Keywords: symstream symbol stream generator

The symstream family of objects generate a stream of linearly-modulated symbols interpolated with an appropriate pulse-shaping filter. The resulting data samples are stored in a buffer provided by the user. This object is intended for generating a signal source appropriate for testing synchronization techniques such as carrier recovery , symbol timing recovery , or estimating power spectral density .


Figure [symstream-example]. symstreamcf example


The following listing creates the data in Figure [ref:symstream-example] at the top of this page.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <math.h>
#include <liquid/liquid.h>

int main()
    // create stream generator
    int          ftype   = LIQUID_FIRFILT_ARKAISER;
    unsigned int k       =     4;
    unsigned int m       =     9;
    float        beta    = 0.30f;
    int          ms      = LIQUID_MODEM_QPSK;
    symstreamcf  gen     = symstreamcf_create_linear(ftype,k,m,beta,ms);

    unsigned int buf_len = 1024;
    float complex buf[buf_len];

    // generate 50 buffers worth of samples
    unsigned int i;
    for (i=0; i<50; i++) {
        // write samples to buffer
        symstreamcf_write_samples(gen, buf, buf_len);

        // do something with samples here

    return 0;