This course introduces the fundamental elements of analog and digital communication systems. The focus will be on the mathematical analysis of the signals and basic building blocks of communication systems. Performance of digital communication systems in the presence of noise will be discussed towards the end. The skills and knowledge gained from this class are essential for other advanced communication courses such as, data communications, computer network, digital communication systems, and mobile communication.


  • Note: In case the course website is unavailable, files for the current year are backed up on Google Drive.
  • Information regarding the midterm exam [Posted @ 9AM on Sep 26]
    • Check this course website regularly for breaking news about the midterm.
    • Date: October 5, 2017 (Friday)
    • TIME: 9:00-11:00
    • ROOMs: BKD 2605, 2506, 2601
    • Information about the midterm exam:
      • 7 pages (including the cover page)
        • To save time, read the cover page here before going into the exam room.
      • 11+1 = 12 questions. (5.5+8+3.5+7+5+6+8+6+2+9+6+1 = 67 pt)
      • Cover all the materials that we discussed in class and practice in the HWs.
        • Material Distribution (score-wise): 15 (CH2) + 20 (CH3) + 16 (SEC4.1) + 15 (SEC4.2)
    • Closed book. Closed notes.
    • (1 pt) One A4 page allowed.
      • Must be hand-written in your own handwriting.
      • No small pieces of paper notes glued/attached on top of it.
      • Indicate your name and ID on the upper right corner of the sheet (in portrait orientation).
      • Do not modify (,e.g., add/underline/highlight) content on the sheet inside the exam room.
      • Make sure that another side is blank. This will be used for the final exam.
      • Submit your A4 sheet with your exam. (You will get it back before the final exam.)
      • Q: I don't need any formulas. What should I do?
        A: Bring in and submit a blank sheet of paper with your name and ID. Note that you can still only use one side on the final exam.
      • Violating the above instructions will cost you 10 pt.
    • Basic SIIT-approved calculators, e.g,. FX-991MS, are permitted, but borrowing is not allowed.
    • For your studying pleasure....
    • For those who have already obtained the textbook [C&C], this table gives the corresponding positions (if any) in the textbook that correspond to the material dfiscussed in class.
  • Note that we also share the tutorial/make-up session with ECS315. See Google calendar below.
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General Information

Handouts and Course Material

Problem Set

  1. HW 1 (Due: Aug 29)
  2. HW 2 (Due: Sep 12)
  3. HW3 (Due: Sep 26)
  4. HW4 (Due: Not Due)
  5. Self-Evaluation Form (1) (Due: Oct 5)
  6. HW5 (Due: Oct 26)
  7. HW6 (Due: Nov 9)
  8. HW7 (Due: Nov: 21)


Reading Assignment

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