Communication System Fundamentals

  • Course level: Beginner


Communication System Fundamentals

Communication consists of transferring information in various forms (text, audio, video) from one place to the other. This process needs at least three elements: an information source, a medium carrying information to a remote point, and a sink collecting the transmitted information. We usually imagine that people are directly involved, at least as sources and addressees of the information, but nowadays it is not always the case: the equipment itself exchanges information e.g. remote control data. In the simplest case, a messenger may transmit the information but usually, some technical means are used for it. Therefore, a communication system Fundamentals may be defined as a set of facilities making possible communication by means of signals.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Learn Communication System Fundamentals
  • Learn Fourier Transform
  • Learn Z Transform
  • Learn Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Learn Coding in Digital Communications

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42 Lessons

Communication System Fundamentals

How are Data Rate and Bandwidth Related?00:00:00
What is Gaussian Noise?5:55
What is White Gaussian Noise (WGN)?6:30
What is Intersymbol Interference ISI?00:00:00
Amplitude Modulation AM Radio Signal Transmission Explained00:00:00
Pulse Shaping and Square Root Raised Cosine00:00:00
What is an Eye Diagram?00:00:00
What is Beamforming?8:53
What are SNR and Eb/No?00:00:00
Mobile Standards Evolution: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDMA00:00:00
The Difference Between Multiplexing and Multiple Access00:00:00
What is a Matched Filter?00:00:00
How are Correlation and Convolution Related in Digital Communications?00:00:00
How are Bit Error Rate (BER) and Symbol Error Rate (SER) Related?00:00:00
How are Throughput, Bandwidth, and Data Rate Related?00:00:00
How does Antenna Spacing affect Beamforming?00:00:00
What is Rayleigh Fading?00:00:00
What is Rician Fading?00:00:00
What is Nakagami Fading?00:00:00
What are Fast Fading and Slow Fading?00:00:00
Autocorrelation and Power Spectral Density (PSD) Examples in Digital Communications00:00:00
How are BER and SNR Related for PSK and QAM?00:00:00

Fourier Transform

Z Transform

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

Coding in Digital Communications

Communication System Fundamentals
40 £

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  • Basics Knowledge of calculus and Communication