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ECE 431. Digital and Analog Communications

Credits: 3
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Description: Information and coding, spectral analysis, baseband pulse and digital signaling, communication components, modulations, bandpass communication systems.
Prerequisites: ECE 301 and ECE 314
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab
Additional Information: Lab hours to be arranged in ECC 201 lab.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply knowledge of signal analysis methods to communications. i. Apply Fourier transform and Fourier series to analyze signals of communication system. ii. Represent signals in both time domain and frequency domain. iii. Analyze communication system using Fourier methods. iv. Analyze the distortions of signals through a communication channel. v. Identify various amplitude modulations, angle modulation, PCM, digital signaling, and digital modulation.
2. Analyze and design the communication systems. i. Analyze DSB, AM-LC, SSB, VSB amplitude modulation systems. ii. Analyze FM and PM modulation systems. iii. Design a simple modulation system. iv. Analyze and design basic digital communication systems.
3. Demonstrate ability to solve engineering problems i. Use Matlab/Simulink to design and analyze the communication system. ii. Use the equipment such as spectrum analyzer, TIMS301 system, wireless modules, Function generator, and oscilloscope. iii. Analyze and interpret the experiment results using appropriate methods. iv. Demonstrate good team work in group lab experiments. v. Write professional lab reports.

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