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BPSK – Binary Phase Shift Keying
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BPSK – Binary Phase Shift Keying

Binary Phase-shift keying (BPSK) is a digital modulation scheme that conveys data by changing, or modulating, two different phase s of a reference signal (the carrier wave ). The constellation points chosen are usually positioned with uniform angular spacing around a circle. This gives maximum phase-separation between adjacent points and thus the best immunity to corruption. They are positioned on a circle so that they can all be transmitted with the same energy. In this way, the moduli of the complex numbers they represent will be the same and thus so will the amplitudes needed for the cosine and sine waves.


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