Modulation type

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Joined Sep 18, 2010
In case of PAM the amplitude of sampled signal varies in accordance with info. signal so it is a type of analog pulse modulation.
But in case of PWM and PPM, since the PWM or the PPM sampled signal varies in width or the position, but still is a digital signal which is transmitted. Then why PWM and PPM are still called a type of ANALOG pulse moudulation????


Joined Dec 26, 2010
The information signal is represented by timing variations, in a proportional manner. The timing variations are thus analogs of the original signal. There is no conversion of the information into a numerical form.

The PWM or PPM signals have constant amplitude and could be transmitted by a logic gate, but this does not alter the situation.