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48771 Discrete Communications

Requisite(s): 48541 Signal Theory OR 41090 Information and Signals

Fields of practice: Telecommunications Engineering program



This subject aims to introduce the fundamental principles of digital communication technologies which are widely applied to modern wireless communication systems. Analog-to-digital conversion is introduced as a precursor to the discussions of digital data transmission modulation and digital transceiver design techniques, followed by the basics of information theory, channel capacity, and channel coding.

In this subject students are expected to develop specialised knowledge and skills that demonstrate their preparedness for further in-depth understanding of various practical digital communication systems for applications such as digital broadcasting, fixed high speed data transmission, wireless local area networks, and mobile communications.

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Spring session, City campus

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