Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

   

Courses

EE 121. Introduction to Digital Communication Systems

Description

Catalog Description: (4 units) 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, and channel equalization. Applications to the design of digital of digital telephone modems, compact disks, and digital wireless communication systems. Concepts illustrated by a sequence of MATLAB exercises.

Prerequisites: EECS 120, 126.

Course objectives: The students should be capable of choosing an appropriate modulation system for a given application, do a comparative analysis of the noise performance of different modulation systems, and design appropriate receiver structures to achieve given design goals. Students learn some of the most important data compression algorithms used in practice. Students learn some of the most fundamental error control coding and decoding schemes used in practice.

Topics covered:

  • Review of Basic Probability and Random Processes
  • Source Coding
    • Huffman and Lempel-Ziv codes
    • Quantization
    • Speech and waveform coding
  • Baseband Transmission over Flat Gaussian Channels
    • Pulse modulation techniques
    • Optimum receiver design
    • Performance analysis
  • Baseband Transmission over Linear-Filtered Bandlimited Channels
    • Signal design for bandlimited channels
    • Equalization and synchronization
  • Digital Transmission via Carrier Modulation
    • Carrier amplitude, phase and frequency modulation, quadrature amplitude modulation
    • Transmission on fading multipath wireless channels
  • Channel Coding
    • The promises of coding: entropy and channel capacity
    • Channel coding techniques

General Catalog

Undergraduate Student Learning Goals