Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Digital Communications EEM 432 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses Signal and Systems
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. AŞKIN DEMİRKOL
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. AŞKIN DEMİRKOL,
Course Assistants Res.Asst. Burhan Baraklı
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective To introduce the methods and concept about digital communication system analysis
Course Content Information sources and source coding, baseband digital transmission over additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channels, digital transmission over bandlimited AWGN channels, channel capacity and channel coding, introduction to wireless communications
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Digital transmission systems are expected to totally replace their analog counterparts in the very near future. At the end of this course, the student will obtain the necessary background required for analysis and design of digital communication systems Lecture, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Simulation, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
2 Lecture, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Simulation, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Modeling of information sources, source coding theorem, source coding algorithms
2 Rate distortion theory, quantization, waveform coding, digital audio transmission and digital audio recording
3 Geometric representation of signal waveforms, pulse amplitude modulation (PAM), two and multi dimensional signal waveforms
4 Optimum receiver design for digitally modulated signals over communication channels modeled as additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN)
5 Receiver error probability for AWGN channels
6 Digital transmission over bandlimited channels, power spectrum of digitally modulated signals
7 Signal design for bandlimited channels, probability of error in digital PAM signal detection
8 Digitally modulated signals with memory
9 System design in case of channel distortion, multi-carrier modulation systems
10 Modeling of communication channels, channel capacity, bounds in communications, coding for reliable communication
11 Linear block codes, convolutional codes, coding for bandlimited channels, practical applications
12 Digital transmission over fading multi-path channels
13 Spread spectrum systems
14 Introduction to wireless communication systems
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas in complex engineering problems. X
2 Ability to identify formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. X
3 Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include factors such as economic and environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety issues, and social and political issues, according to the nature of the design.)
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modem techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions. X
6 Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually. X
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9 Consciousness to behave according to ethical principles and professional and ethical responsibility; knowledge on standards used in engineering practice.
10 Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11 Knowledge about the global and social effects of engineering practice on health, environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 20
2. Kısa Sınav 20
3. Kısa Sınav 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quiz 2 6 12
Assignment 1 10 10
Oral Examination 1 15 15
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 10 10
Total Workload 129
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.16
dersAKTSKredisi 5