Fall 2013 textbook list
The Fall 2013 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
For current prerequisites for a particular course, and to view course offerings for a particular semester, see the Virginia Tech Course Timetables.
ECE 4664 Analog & Digital Communications Laboratory (1C)
Laboratory experiments which deal with the design and measurement of analog and digital communication systems. Concepts include SNR, Modulation Index, PCM, and spread spectrum.
This laboratory is important for seniors wishing to emphasize the communications area. This course provides practical hands-on exposure to communication system building blocks, such as filters, mixers, and amplifiers, and enables students to study the effects of noise on communication systems. Communications is a highly important and growing field and students should have opportunity to gain familiarity with communication test equipment and measurement techniques
Technical Elective. Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Communications.
Prerequisites: C- or better in 3614. Co-requisite: 4634.
The lab is closely related to the material in ECE 4634, and builds on junior level signals and systems (ECE 3614).
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- measure signal-to-noise ratio with various equipment;
- design and measure AM, FM, QPSK, and spread spectrum communication systems;
- routinely use communications test equipment; and
- identify and measure factors which hamper communication systems.
|Introduction to signal-to-noise ratio||10%|
|Using the spectrum analyzer||10%|
|Phase lock loops||10%|
|Pulse code modulation and coding||15%|
|BPSK and QPSK modulation||20%|