# Coursebooks

## Principles of digital communications

Telatar Emre

English

#### Summary

This course is on the foundations of digital communication. The focus is on the transmission problem (rather than being on source coding).

#### Content

Optimal receiver for vector channels
Optimal receiver for waveform (AWGN) channels
Various signaling schemes and their performance
Efficient signaling via finite-state machines
Efficient decoding via Viterbi algorithm
Communicating over bandlimited AWGN channels
Nyquist Criterion
Communicating over passband AWGN channels

#### Keywords

Detection, estimation, hypothesis testing, Nyquist, bandwidth, error probability, coding, decoding, baseband, passband, AM, QAM, PSK.

#### Learning Prerequisites

##### Required courses

Signal processing for communications and modèles stochastiques pour les communications

##### Important concepts to start the course

Linear algebra, probability.

#### Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• Estimate the error probability of a communication link
• Design a "physical layer" communication link
• Implement a prototype of a "physical layer" transmitter/receiver via Matlab

#### Teaching methods

Ex cathedra + exercises + project. Lots of reading at home and exercises in class.

#### Assessment methods

With continuous control

#### Prerequisite for

Software-Defined Radio: A Hands-On Course

### In the programs

• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
Written
• Credits
6
• Subject examined
Principles of digital communications
• Lecture
4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
Written
• Credits
6
• Subject examined
Principles of digital communications
• Lecture
4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Passerelle HES - SC, 2019-2020, Spring semester
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
Written
• Credits
6
• Subject examined
Principles of digital communications
• Lecture
4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
Written
• Credits
6
• Subject examined
Principles of digital communications
• Lecture
4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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• Autumn semester
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• Lecture in French
• Lecture in English
• Lecture in German