Checking date: 12/07/2017

Course: 2019/2020

Digital Communications
Study: Master in Advanced Communications Technologies (278)

Coordinating teacher: RAJO IGLESIAS, EVA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Signal and Communications Theory

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
There are no prerequisites for this course, but it will be recommended to have completed an elementary course on Statistics. This course is a elementary course specifically tailored for those students that no previous background on digital communications.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The competences that the students acquire are: 1-. To design a digital communication system. 2-. Evaluate the suitability and performance of the different parts os the digital communication system. The learning results will allow students acquire the following knowledge: 1-. Different modulation schemes and recevier design for band limited channels. 2-. Multipulse scheme modulations.
Description of contents: programme
Chapter 1. Introduction to digital communications. Modulation and detection. Chapter 2. Digital modulations: linear, phase and frequency. Chapter 3. Multipulse modulations: OFDM and spread spectrum. Chapter 4. Receiver and precoder designs.
Learning activities and methodology
The student evaluation consists of a continuous evaluation and a final exam. For the continuous evaluation there will be theoretical and practical exercises and a oral defense of the student work.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Artés, F. Pérez, J. Cid, R. López, C. Mosquera, F. Pérez.. Comunicaciones Digitales. Pearson Educación. 2007
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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.