Course syllabus

OFDM för bredbandskommunikation
OFDM for Broadband Communication

EIT140, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Main field: Communication Systems.
Elective for: C4, C4-ks, D4, E4, E4-ks, MWIR1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: ETT051 Digital Communication.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Dr Thomas Magesacher,
Course homepage:
Further information: With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.