Principles of Digital Communication I

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MIT Course Number

6.450

As Taught In

Fall 2009

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

The course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice behind many of today's communications systems. 6.450 forms the first of a two-course sequence on digital communication. The second class, 6.451 Principles of Digital Communication II, is offered in the spring.

Topics covered include: digital communications at the block diagram level, data compression, Lempel-Ziv algorithm, scalar and vector quantization, sampling and aliasing, the Nyquist criterion, PAM and QAM modulation, signal constellations, finite-energy waveform spaces, detection, and modeling and system design for wireless communication.

Feizi-Khankandi, Soheil, and Muriel Médard. 6.450 Principles of Digital Communication I, Fall 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-450-principles-of-digital-communication-i-fall-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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