Fall 2016 textbook list
The Fall 2016 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 5665 Telecommunications (3C)
Basic concepts in electrical engineering. Waveforms, spectra bandwidth. Fourier series and transform. Decibels, SNR, BER. Analog and digital transmission and modulations. Wire and radio links, link budgets, SNR and BER.
The Telecommunications sequence offers students enrolled in the Master of Information Technology program the opportunity to learn about modern telecommunication systems and techniques and to broaden their understanding of electronic communication systems with the information technology program.
Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Communications.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- Apply Fourier analysis to waveforms and spectra
- Analyze communication systems using wire, radio and optical fiber links
- Determine the bandwidth required for transmission of analog and digital signals
- Analyze wire and radio links using link budgets and decibel units
- Calculate signal to noise ratios and bit error rates for specific analog and digital communication links
|1. Basic concepts in electrical engineering||15%|
|2. Relationship between waveforms, spectra and bandwidth. AC circuits and components, resonance, filters. Frequency domain analysis||20%|
|3. Signal sources: voice, video and data analog and digital transmission, Decibels Quality measures: Signal to noise ratio, bit error rate||15%|
|4. Sampling theorem Pulse code modulation speech systems Analog to digital and digital to analog conversion Non-linear encoding for telephony||10%|
|5. Analog tranmission, amplifiers Digital transmission, repeaters Line codes, filtering||15%|
|6. Analog and digital modulations||10%|
|7. Link budgets, thermal noise, carrier to noise ratio Line of sight radio and satellite links, SNR and BER||15%|