This course emphasizes practical implementation aspects of digital communication systems. A physical-layer software implementation project will be assigned for a selected commercially-deployed communication system. Topics covered in this digital communication course include (1) Digital modulation and demodulation, Optimum receivers, (2) Adaptive equalization and Synchronization, (3) Channel capacity, Error control codes.
In this course, we discuss such various topics in probability theory and introductory random processes as probability, random variables, expectations, characteristic functions, random vectors, random processes, correlation functions, and power spectrum. From time to time, homework problems will be assigned, usually not for mandatory submission.
This course is a brief introduction to random processes. Topics include Basic operating principles and circuits of AM, FM, and SSB modulation/demodulation, PLLs, mixers, and ADCs; Noise performance of communication systems; Introduction to digital communication techniques such as BPSK, FSK and QAM keying/detections. Issues related to multiple access techniques are covered. (Prerequisite: EE202)