Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: C4, C4ks, D4, D4ks, E4, MSOC2, MWIR2. Course coordinator: Dr Thomas Magesacher,, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Prerequisites: ESS040 Systems and signals or ETT080 Signals and Communication. Recommended prerequisits: ETT051 Digital Communication. Assessment: Alternatively to a written exam (5 hours), a home exam may be scheduled. Successful completion of lab and homework is a prerequisite for taking the exam. Further information: The course might be given in English. Home page:

OFDM is one of the main techniques in modern telecommunications used in numerous systems (WLAN, xDSL, DVB, DAB, DRM, beyond-3G mobile communication, etc.). This course presents the basics of multicarrier communciations and introduces some important systems based on OFDM. Along the way, important principles of advanced communications techniques are introduced and illustrated.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course provides fundamental knowledge about modern algorithms for high data rate communications systems with a strong focus on multicarrier systems. The topics covered by the course are:

The primary tool for calculations during exercises and labs is MATLAB.

"OFDM for broadband communication", class reader EIT140, ISBN 91-7167-036-X, 2005 (available at the IT department). Selected papers and tutorials.