ELEC ENG 4TM4: Digital Communications 

Course Objectives:

   At the end of this course, students will have an understanding of the fundamental principles underlying digital communications. They will also be able to apply these principles to the analysis and design of real systems.


            Tutorial starts from Jan. 19, 2017.

Quiz 1A: Feb. 13, 2017, 10:35am-11:15am, BSB/138          Quiz 1A                         

Quiz 1B: Feb. 15, 2017, 10:35am-11:15am, BSB/138          Quiz 1B & Solution                

Mid-term test: Feb. 27, 2017, 10:30am-11:20am, BSB/138          Mid-term & Solution          

Quiz 2A: Mar. 15, 2017, 10:35am-11:15am, BSB/138          Quiz 2A & Solution     

Quiz 2B: Mar. 16, 2017, 10:35am-11:15am, BSB/138          Quiz 2B & Solution

The project report is due by Apr. 15, 2017.          Project Description            


            Quiz - 10% 

            Project - 15%  

            Mid-term test - 25%               

Final examination - 50%         


            Lecture notes will be posted on the course webpage.

            Probability Theory       Information Measures       Channel Capacity       Scalar Gaussian Channel       Matrix Factorization       Vector Gaussian Channel              


            Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10:30am-11:20am, BSB/138                   

Office Hour:   

            Jun Chen: Friday, 2:00pm-3:00pm, ITB/A221

            Rui Xu: Thursday, 2:00pm-3:00pm, ITB/A203


            Thursday, 12:30pm-1:20pm (starting from Jan. 19), T13/106

            Tutorial 1         Tutorial 2         Tutorial 3         Tutorial 4        

Teaching Assistant:

            Rui Xu, Email:  xur27@mcmaster.ca