The course introduces the basic concepts and operating principles for understanding the current and future communications systems. During the course, you will learn how digital data is transferred efficiently from a transmitter to a receiver, and how the properties of transmission medium affect the achievable data transfer rate. In addition, the course describes how single devices together form complete communications networks. The course also concretises the significance of communications engineering in the present-day society, which is evolving due to digitalisation.
After completing the course, the student
understands the significance of communications engineering in modern society and knows its main technological trends,
knows the essential terminology of communications engineering and is able to use it correctly,
knows transmission media and their fundamental properties,
knows the most essential analog and digital modulations,
knows the essential operational blocks of transmitters and receivers and is able to explain their general working principles,
knows the basic principle how TCP/IP protocols and traffic in a communications network is analysed.
The basics of analog and digital transmission. The operational blocks of transmitter and receiver and their functions.
Transmission media: copper wires and optical fibers. Radio waves and antennas.
Analog and digital modulations. Signal-to-noise ratio. Symbol error ratio.
Wired and wireless communications networks. Synchronization and frame structures.
Multiplexing. Local area network and the protocols of internet.
The future of communications engineering and main technological trends.
Basic math, very basics of signals and systems.
Email: open.studies.tau [at] tuni.fi
Phone: 0294 520 200
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