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This core subject provides tools to design communications systems from the point of view of transmission of information. Different ways to implement these systems and to send information in signal form are described, based on analog and digital modulations.
Capabilities and limitations of different modulation types are studied, together with the effects of both channel and system itself upon the final quality of the communication. This leads to design tradeoffs which are common in engineering, regarding requirements about power, bandwidth, bit rate, etc.
It is recommended to study this subject after passing the following ones:
20009 - Mathematics I
20013 - Mathematics II
20014 - Signals and systems
It is recommended to study this subject simultaneously to:
20019 - Digital signal processing
UA Basic Transversal Competences
Basic Transversal Competences
Specific Competences: >> Competences Common to the Telecommunications Branch
- To understand the core problem of communicating and the necessity of coding and modulating the information.
- To understand the basic scheme and the functional blocks which are used in communication systems.
- To understand, analyze and apply analog and digital modulations.
- To understand, analyze and apply all main concepts related to digital transmission of signals.
- To understand and analyze the unwanted effects present in communication systems: noise, distortion, interferences.