942EU0340: Digital Communications I
Fall 2017


Hsuan-Jung Su
Barry Lam Hall, Room 614
Phone: 33663600

Email: hjs@ntu.edu.tw
Office hours: Mon. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wen-Bin Chen
EE2 Bldg, Room 532

Email: r05942034@ntu.edu.tw
Office hours: Tue. 14:00 am - 16:00 pm
Tue. 9:10 am - 12:10 pm
Location: Barry Lam Hall, Room 103


Course lecture notes


The class on Dec. 5 is cancelled due to the instructor's conference trip. Slides has been posted. Click here for the video of today's lecture.

Midterm exam: 11/14/2017 9:10-10:50am, closed book, scope: up to Chapter 3. Solution

Final exam: 1/9/2018 9:10-10:50am, closed book, scope: lecture notes after midterm exam and up to Chapter 9 excluding 9.4-3, 9.4-4. Solution

The final exam has been graded and can be viewed on 1/19/2018 3:00-5:00pm at the TA's office (EE2-532).


J. G. Proakis and M. Salehi, Digital Communications, 5th Ed., McGraw Hill, 2008.

J. R. Barry, E. A. Lee and D. G. Messerschmitt, Digital Communication, 3rd Ed., Springer, 2004.

H. V. Poor, An Introduction to Signal Detection and Estimation, 2nd Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1994.

30% Homework assignments
30% Midterm examination
40% Final examination

Signals and Systems
Principles of Communications.
Course Outline
  1. Introduction
    Overview of communication systems, probability and stochastic processes.

  2. Deterministic and Random Signal Analysis
    Representation of band-pass and low-pass signals, signal space.

  3. Digital Modulation Schemes
    Memoryless modulation, linear and nonlinear modulation with memory.

  4. Optimum Receivers for AWGN Channels
    Optimum detection, performance analysis.

  5. Carrier and Symbol Synchronization
    Carrier phase estimation, phase-locked loop, symbol timing estimation.

  6. Digital Communication through Band-Limited Channels
    Band-limited channels, inter-symbol interference, Nyquist Criterion, partial response signals, optimum receiver, equalization.