Analog and Digital Communications

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Analog and Digital Communications

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ELEC2400 and MATH2420

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course provides a thorough introduction to the basic principles and techniques used in analog and digital communications. The course will introduce analog and digital modulation techniques, communication receiver and transmitter design, baseband and bandpass communication techniques, line coding techniques, noise analysis, and multiplexing techniques. The course also introduces analytical techniques to evaluate the performance of communication systems.
    1. Conduct analysis of baseband signals in time domain and in frequency domain.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of various amplitude modulation and demodulation techniques.
    3. Demonstrate understanding of various frequency modulation and phase modulation and demodulation techniques.
    4. Apply basic various digital modulation and detection techniques.
    5. Explain the three basic multiplexing techniques: FDM, TDM and CDM.
    Review of complex analysis, Fourier transform, random variables, random signals.
    Basic elements of communications systems.
    Baseband signal properties, spectral properties and analysis.
    Amplitude, frequency and phase modulation and demodulation techniques: AM, DSB, SSB, FM and. PM.
    Communication transmitter and receiver design; superheterodyne principle, carrier recovery, coherent and non-coherent demodulation techniques. Noise analysis technique and effects of noise on baseband transmission.
    Digital modulation and demodulation techniques: ASK, FSK, PSK, BPSK, QPSK, QAM.
    Digital transmitter and receivers, detection and optimum receiver.
    Bandpass communication techniques, line coding techniques.
    Multiplexing techniques: FDM, TDM and CDM.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.