Short Title:Digital Communication Fundamentals
Full Title:Digital Communication Fundamentals
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:TELE H3001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:BRIAN KEOGH
Module Description:This subject gives students a knowledge of the main processes involved in a digital transmission communications system and the know-how to design simple communications circuit blocks.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Calculate Channel Capacity using a knowledge of a Binary Symmetric Channel.
LO2 Develop, troubleshoot and test a basic digital transmitter and perform channel experiments.
LO3 Design and implement a simple linear binary block code as used in channel coding processes.
LO4 Describe techniques used in baseband and carrier digital transmission
LO5 Relate signal to noise ratios of digital signals to probability of error.
LO6 Define a problem, analyse , design, implement and evaluate a solution as part of a project, while considering all ethical implications.
LO7 Communicate effectively as part of a team, as well as formally presenting results in written documents.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Design, construct and test a Voltage Controlled Oscillator 2,6 2.00 Week 2
Laboratory Spectral Analysis of a signal using a Real Time Spectrum Analyser. 2,4 3.00 Week 3
Laboratory Design and build a pseudo random 7 bit sequence generator. 1,2,4,6 5.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Mid term test based on material covered. 1,3,4,5 6.00 Week 8
Laboratory Investigate and implement clock recovery techniques based on a phase locked loop (PLL) circuit. 2,4 4.00 Week 12
Project Integrated Lab Work 6,7 10.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,3,4,5,6,7 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical assignments 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Study (online material and notes) 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Assignments 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Study (online material and notes) 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Grami, A. 2015, Introduction to Digital Communications, 1 Ed., Academic Press Inc Oxford [ISBN: 978-012407682]
  • Simon Haykin 2013, Digital Communication Systems - A modern Introduction, Wiley [ISBN: 978-0471647355]
  • Andrzej Jajszczyk 2012, A Guide to the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge (WEBOK), Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 978-111834357]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAELE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EELEC_D Bachelor of Engineering In Electronic Engineering - Add On Year 1 Mandatory