ECE 4664 - Analog & Digital Communications Laboratory
Laboratory experiments which deal with the design and measurement of analog and digital communication systems. Concepts include SNR, Modulation Index, PCM, and spread spectrum.
Why take this course?
This laboratory is important for seniors wishing to emphasize the communications area. This course provides practical hands-on exposure to communication system building blocks, such as filters, mixers, and amplifiers, and enables students to study the effects of noise on communication systems. Communications is a highly important and growing field and students should have opportunity to gain familiarity with communication test equipment and measurement techniques
C- or better in 3614. Co-requisite: 4634
The lab is closely related to the material in ECE 4634, and builds on junior level signals and systems (ECE 3614).
Major Measurable Learning Objectives
measure signal-to-noise ratio with various equipment;
design and measure AM, FM, QPSK, and spread spectrum communication systems;
routinely use communications test equipment; and
identify and measure factors which hamper communication systems.