qfunc

Description

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y = qfunc(x) returns the output of the Q function for each element of the real-valued input. The Q function is (1 – f), where f is the result of the cumulative distribution function of the standardized normal random variable. For more information, see Algorithms.

Examples

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Calculate the Q function values for a real-valued input vector.

x = -4:0.1:4;
y = qfunc(x);

Plot the results.

plot(x,y)
grid Calculate the QPSK error probability at an ${\mathit{E}}_{\mathrm{b}}/{\mathit{N}}_{0}$ setting of 7 dB by using the Q function.

Convert the ${\mathit{E}}_{\mathrm{b}}/{\mathit{N}}_{0}$ in dB to its linear equivalent.

ebnodB = 7;
ebno = 10^(ebnodB/10);

Using the Q function, calculate the QPSK error probability, ${P}_{b}=Q\left(\sqrt{2\frac{{E}_{b}}{{N}_{0}}}\right)$.

Pb = qfunc(sqrt(2*ebno))
Pb = 7.7267e-04

Input Arguments

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Input, specified as a real-valued scalar, matrix, or array.

Data Types: double

Output Arguments

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Q function output, returned as a scalar, matrix, or array. y has the same dimensions as input x. Output values are in the range [0, 1].

Algorithms

For a scalar x, the Q function is (1 – f), where f is the result of the cumulative distribution function of the standardized normal random variable. The Q function is defined as

$Q\left(x\right)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi }}\underset{x}{\overset{\infty }{\int }}\mathrm{exp}\left(-{t}^{2}/2\right)dt$

The Q function is related to the complementary error function, erfc, according to

$Q\left(x\right)=\frac{1}{2}\text{erfc}\left(\frac{x}{\sqrt{2}}\right)$