
Prerequisite
EE207, EE203
Syllabus
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Textbook
Lathi, B., Modern Digital & Analog Communication
Systems, 3rd Ed., 1998
Course Description
This course introduces and emphasizes essential analytical
tools and theories of communication systems. Knowledge of Fourier series,
transforms, and transmission of signal through linear systems is fundamental
for this course. Analog communications, such as Amplitude Modulation
and Angle Modulation (FM, PM), are major parts of this course. Sampling
theorem and quantization are also covered followed by an introduction
to digital communications, line coders, and pulse shaping.
Course Objectives
The course objectives are to enable the students
to:
 Understand the fundamental concepts of communication systems.
 Understand and compare several analog modulation schemes.
 Apply sampling and quantization theorems to convert analog signals
to digital.
 Design basic communications systems, FDMA and TDMA.
 Enhancing group work through a course project.
Grading Policy
Major Exam I 
15 % 
Major Exam II 
15 % 
Quizzes 
9 % 
Homework + Attendance 
5+2 % 
Term Project 
5 % 
Laboratory 
20 % 
Final Exam 
30 % 
Course Breakdown
W 
SUBJECT 
SECTION

HW

LABORATORY

1 
Introduction: Communication Systems, Signal
Classifications and Operations, Unit Impulse Function,
Review of Trigonometric and Exponential Fourier Series. 
1,
2.1 – 2.4, 2.8  2.9 
2.31, 2.41(e), 2.84(d), 2.91(b), 2.92

No Lab

2 
Review of Fourier Transform, Properties of FT,
Convolution, Linear Timeinvariant Systems, Ideal and
Practical Filters (LPF and BPF) 
3.1
– 3.5 
3.14(b), 3.17(a), 3.36(a),(b),3.41 
Review Session: Fourier
Series & Transform 
3 
Baseband and Carrier Communication, Amplitude Modulation
(AM), Double Sideband Suppressed Carrier (DSBSC) 
4.1
– 4.3 
4.21, 4.24, 4.29, 4.31, 4.32 
Exp. # 1 – Part a: Fourier
Series (Matlab) 
4 
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM), Hilbert
Transform, Single Sideband Modulation (SSB) 
4.4
– 4.5 
4.41, 4.51, 4.52, 4.55 
Exp.
# 1 – Part b: Fourier Transform (Matlab)

5 
Vestigial Sideband (VSB) Modulation, Carrier
Acquisition, Superheterodyne AM Receiver 
4.6
– 4.8 
4.61, 4.81, 4.82

Exp. # 2: Analog
Communication Board (ACB) 
6 
Angle Modulation: Instantaneous Frequency, Frequency
Modulation (FM) and Phase Modulation (PM). Bandwidth of
Angle Modulated waves 
5.1
– 5.2 
5.11, 5.12, 5.13, 5.21, 5.22 
No Lab 
Major Exam I: Monday
March 26^{th}, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Location: To be decided
7 
Wideband FM, Generation of FM Waves 
5.2
cont. – 5.3 
5.24,
5.25, 5.26, 5.31, 5.42 
Exp. # 3: AM (Matlab) 
8 
Demodulation of FM, PhaseLocked Loop (PLL), FM Receiver,
Stereo FM 
5.4, 5.6 

Exp. # 4: DSBSC & AM (ACB) 
9 
Sampling
Theorem, Signal Reconstruction 
6.1 
6.11,
6.12(a), (b), (c), 6.13, 6.14, 6.15 
Exp. # 5: FM (Matlab)

10 
Digital
Modulation, Pulse Code Modulation (PCM), Uniform and
Nonuniform Quantization 
6.2.1,
6.2.2 
6.21,
6.22, 6.23 
Exp. # 6: FM (ACB)

11 
T1
Carrier System, Differential Pulse Code Modulation, Delta
Modulation 
6.2.4 –
6.4 
6.25,
6.26, 6.28 
Exp. # 7: Sampling &
Quantization (Matlab) 
12 
Digital
Communication systems, Line Coding

7.17.2 
7.21, 72.2, 72.3 
Exp. # 8: PAM (DCB) 
Major Exam II: Monday
May 7^{th}, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Location: To be decided
13 
ISI and
Pulse Shaping 
7.3 
7.31, 7.32, 7.34, 7.35 
Exp. # 9: PCM and TDM (DCB) 
14 
Mary
Communication, Digital Carrier Systems 
7.77.8,
7.3 
7.73, 7.81, 7.92 
Exp. # 10:
Channel Effects (DCB) 
15 
Topics
in communication technologies, Review 
Selected topics 

Lab Exam 
