# Configure Eb/No for AWGN Channels with Coding

This example shows how to set the bit energy to noise density ratio (Eb/No) for communication links employing channel coding.

Specify the codeword and message length for a Reed-Solomon code. Specify the modulation order.

```N = 15; % R-S codeword length in symbols K = 9; % R-S message length in symbols M = 16; % Modulation order bps = log2(M); % Bits per symbol```

Construct a (15,9) Reed-Solomon encoder and a 16-PSK modulator. Specify the objects so that they accept bit inputs.

```rsEncoder = comm.RSEncoder( ... CodewordLength=N, ... MessageLength=K, ... BitInput=true);```

Create the corresponding Reed-Solomon decoder and 16-PSK demodulator objects.

```rsDecoder = comm.RSDecoder( ... CodewordLength=N, ... MessageLength=K, ... BitInput=true);```

Calculate the Reed-Solomon code rate based on the ratio of message symbols to the codeword length.

`codeRate = K/N;`

Specify the uncoded Eb/No in dB. Convert the uncoded Eb/No to the corresponding coded Eb/No using the code rate.

```UncodedEbNo = 6; CodedEbNo = UncodedEbNo + 10*log10(codeRate);```

Construct an AWGN channel taking into account the number of bits per symbol. Set the `EbNo` property of `channel` to the coded Eb/No.

```channel = comm.AWGNChannel(BitsPerSymbol=bps); channel.EbNo = CodedEbNo;```

Set the total number of errors and bits for the simulation. For accuracy, the simulation should run until a sufficient number of bit errors are encountered. The number of total bits is used to ensure that the simulation does not run too long.

```totalErrors = 100; totalBits = 1e6;```

Construct an error rate calculator System object™ and initialize the error rate vector.

```errorRate = comm.ErrorRate; errorVec = zeros(3,1);```

Run the simulation to determine the BER.

```while errorVec(2) < totalErrors && errorVec(3) < totalBits % Generate random bits dataIn = randi([0,1],360,1); % Add error correction capability by using the RS (15,9) encoder dataEnc = rsEncoder(dataIn); % Apply 16-PSK modulation txSig = pskmod(dataIn,M,InputType="bit"); % Pass the modulated data through the AWGN channel rxSig = channel(txSig); % Demodulate the received signal demodData = pskdemod(rxSig,M,OutputType="bit"); % Decode the demodulated data with the RS (15,9) decoder dataOut = rsDecoder(demodData); % Collect error statistics errorVec = errorRate(dataIn,demodData); end```

Display the resultant bit error rate.

`ber = errorVec(1)`
```ber = 0.0991 ```