Networks: Data Encoding
Pulse Code Modulation (PCM)
PCM uses non-linear encoding, i.e., amplitude spacing of levels is non-linear
There is a greater number of quantizing steps for low amplitude
This reduces overall signal distortion.
This introduces quantizing error (or noise).
PCM pulses are then encoded into a digital bit stream.
8000 samples/sec x 7 bits/sample = 56Kbps for a single voice channel.