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Systems and Computer Engineering (SYSC)

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

SYSC 4600 [0.5 credit]

Digital Communications

Review of probability, random variables, signal representation. Baseband data transmission: Nyquist criterion, equalization, optimal receiver, error probability. Digital modulation, performance. Synchronization. Introduction to information theory. Error detection and correction. Spread spectrum. Applications to current digital wired and wireless communications systems.
Precludes additional credit for SYSC 3503 and SYSC 4604.
Prerequisites: SYSC 3501 and STAT 3502.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory three hours alternate weeks.

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