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Rapid developments in digital signal processing techniques have enabled many new advances

in wireless communication systems. Wireless communications is prevalent. From mobile devices to security, its use is expanding into new applications with new requirements that are increasingly relying on digital techniques. Explore the key digital concepts driving wireless communications.

Course Highlights:

  • Pulse Shaping Techniques
  • Digital Modulation
  • Delta Sigma Modulator
  • Oversampled D/A and A/D Converters
  • Phase Locked Loop
  • Software Defined Radios
  • Speech Coding

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the need for DSP in Wireless Communications
  • Apply Specific DSP Techniques to Reduce Hardware Complexity in A/D Conversion
  • Mitigate Inter Symbol Interference by Applying DSP Techniques
  • Implement Equalization Based on DSP to Cancel ISI
  • Implement Software Defined Radio using DSP Methods
  • Compress Speech Data to Accommodate more Subscribers

Software: Matlab and Simulink - Student Version. Software can be purchased from Mathworks

Optional Reading: "Digital Communications:Fundamentals and Applications" by Bernard Sklar, Pub: Prentice Hall, ISBN-10: 0130847887
"Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice" by Theodore Rappaport, Pub: Prentice Hall,
ISBN-10: 0130422320

Course Typically Offered: Online in Fall and Spring quarters.

Prerequisite: ECE-40051 Signals and Systems or equivalent knowledge and experience

Next Step: Upon completion of this course, consider taking Applied DSP

Contact: For more information about this course, email

Course Number: ECE-40283
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Digital Signal ProcessingWireless Engineering

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