Last Modified: January 9, 2017

Maps an incoming bit stream to complex-valued QAM symbols.

Use this node in conjunction with
MT Matched Filter,
MT Align to Ideal Symbols,
MT Decimate Oversampled Waveform, and
MT Calculate BER to perform waveform analysis on the modulated waveform.
**Note**

The mapping of symbols to bits depends on the number of bits per symbol, which equals
${\mathrm{log}}_{2}\left(M\right)$ with *M* representing the size of the modulation scheme. For example, in a 256-QAM system, 500 QAM symbols are mapped to
$\left(500\right)\times {\mathrm{log}}_{2}\left(256\right)=4000\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}message\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}bits$.

The incoming bit stream to be mapped to symbols.

An ordered array that maps each symbol value to its desired coordinates in the complex plane.

The number of QAM states in the array must be 2^{ N }, where *N* is the number of bits per symbol. The length of the vector for the symbols farthest from the origin must be 1. To specify a prebuilt map, unbundle the **symbol map** element from the **QAM system parameters** cluster generated by MT Generate QAM System Parameters (M) or MT Generate QAM System Parameters (map).

Error conditions that occur before this node runs. The node responds to this input according to standard error behavior.

**Default: **no error

A Boolean that determines whether stored state information is cleared on each call to this node.

When the **input bit stream** is not comprised of an integer number of symbols, the carryover bits are buffered.

TRUE | Clears the buffered data, checks the input parameters on a first call, and reflects any change in the input parameter values during subsequent iterations. |

FALSE | Adds the buffered data to the beginning of data from next iteration, in continuous operations. |

**Default: **TRUE

**Where This Node Can Run: **

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: Not supported