EE 224A. Digital Communications

Catalog Description: Introduction to the basic principles of the design and analysis of modern digital communication systems. Topics include source coding; channel coding; baseband and passband modulation techniques; receiver design; channel equalization; information theoretic techniques; block, convolutional, and trellis coding techniques; multiuser communications and spread spectrum; multi-carrier techniques and FDM; carrier and symbol synchronization. Applications to design of digital telephone modems, compact disks, and digital wireless communication systems are illustrated. The concepts are illustrated by a sequence of MATLAB exercises.

Units: 4

Prerequisites: EL ENG 120 and EL ENG 126.

Fall: 4 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week
Spring: 4 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: No final exam

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