Course Syllabus for

Digital Communications
Digital kommunikation

EIT110F, 9 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2014
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2014-10-20

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The purpose of the course is to provide a deep understanding of the subject digital communications. Wireless communications is an area that has seen a rapid growth during the recent past. This is reflected well in the department’s research which is dominated by various aspects of wireless communications and span across many different sub-areas. A few examples are circuit design, pure theoretical research, antenna design and network solutions. Nevertheless, the scientific basis of wireless communications is digital communications. A solid basis and skills in this subject is of major importance for a large fraction of the department’s doctoral students.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must have the ability to independently extract the important content of an extensive document, such as a textbook.

Course Contents

Standard probability distributions, signal space descriptions, receiver structures, carrier transmission, channel capacity, bandlimited systems, intersymbol interference, multi-user systems, multi-carrier systems, fading channels, multiple-antenna systems, advanced coding systems, synchronization.

Course Literature

Proakis, John G.: Digital Communications, 5th Edition.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises. At the exercise classes, the Ph.D. student should present and discuss solutions to the home assignments at the white board

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written assignments, miscellaneous. 80% attendance is required at the excercise classes. The Ph.D. students receives a list of problems to be solved each week, and all of those must be handed in correctly to obtain a passing grade. The course is concluded with an additional set of problems that must be solved.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Further Information

Course Coordinator: Fredrik Rusek

Course Occasion Information

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