Pulse Code Modulation MCQ’s

This set of Digital Communications Systems Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Pulse Code Modulation”.

1. The length of the code-word obtained by encoding quantized sample is equal to
a) l=log(to the base 2)L
b) l=log(to the base 10)L
c) l=2log(to the base 2)L
d) l=log(to the base 2)L/2

2. Adaptive DPCM is used to
a) Increase bandwidth
b) Decrease bandwidth
c) Increase SNR
d) None of the mentioned

3. What is bit depth?
a) Number of quantization level
b) Interval between two quantization levels
c) Number of possible digital values to represent each sample
d) None of the mentioned

4. The signals which are obtained by encoding each quantized signal into a digital word is called as
a) PAM signal
b) PCM signal
c) FM signal
d) Sampling and quantization

5. Sample resolution for LPCM ____ bits per sample.
a) 8
b) 16
c) 24
d) All of the mentioned

6. In PCM the samples are dependent on ________
a) Time
b) Frequency
c) Quanization leavel
d) Interval between quantization level

7. In PCM encoding, quantization level varies as a function of ________
a) Frequency
b) Amplitude
c) Square of frequency
d) Square of amplitude

8. DPCM encodes the PCM values based on
a) Quantization level
b) Difference between the current and predicted value
c) Interval between levels
d) None of the mentioned

9. Choosing a discrete value that is near but not exactly at the analog signal level leads to
a) PCM error
b) Quantization error
c) PAM error
d) Sampling error

10. Delta modulation uses _____ bits per sample.
a) One
b) Two
c) Four
d) Eight

11. Quantization noise can be reduced by ________ the number of levels.
a) Decreasing
b) Increasing
c) Doubling
d) Squaring

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