ECE 4634 - Digital Communications (3C)
System and signal level analysis and design for digital communications systems. Review of analog-to-digital conversion and digital baseband communications. Detailed analysis of digital carrier modulation formats including assessment of signal-to-noise ratio, bit error rate, and power and bandwidth efficiency for amplitude-shift keying (ASK), phase-shift keying (PSK), frequency-shift keying (FSK), and Quadrature-Amplitude Modulation (QAM). Matched filter receivers and receiver design, link budgets, and multiple access. Additive-white-noise Gaussian channels. A detailed discussion of random variables will be included to supplement prerequisite material.
Why take this course?
The course introduces students to the fundamentals of system level design and analysis of digital communications systems. This material is necessary for advanced study of digital communications systems, and the skills acquired in this course are fundamental for employment in the rapidly growing communications industry.