Course syllabus

Design av trådlösa system
Wireless System Design Principles

EITN75, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Main field: Communication Systems.
Compulsory for: MWIR1
Elective for: C4-ks, D4, E4-ks, MSOC2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of the course is three-fold:

Connect different technologies within the telecommunications area to a complete radio system design, optimized for a realistic transmission channel.

Put a focus on the total cost in order of components, complexity and energy for systems with large number of components, such as IOT-networks.

Illustrate different system and design compromises, such as the trade off between spectrum efficiency, system performance, system cost and energy consumption. This is done with the practical implementation in mind.

Introduce models and show how theoretical analysis, computer simulations and empirical measurements can be used in combination.

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 addresses modern radio systems, their principal design, performance analysis, and the design methodology for both complete systems as well as important sub systems. Radio system design possibilities and limitations are discussed with a starting point in the properties of radio channels. Fundamental building blocks, required to meet different system specifications, are presented and their design is discussed. System requirements considered include data rate, bit error rate, reliability, cost, complexity, energy etc. Both traditional systems for mobile telephony as well as modern wireless systems for data, multimedia communications and Internet of Things (IoT) are addressed. New results in the area are introduced in the form of journal paper studies, which complement the course literarture.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The performance assessment has two components. The first part is a series of hand in assignments . The second and grading part is a (five hour) written exam, consisting of both closed book questions and open book problems.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0118. Name: Examination.
Credits: 6,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam
Code: 0218. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved hand in assignments


Assumed prior knowledge: ETT051/EITG05 Digital Communications.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETIN15

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Xuesong Cai,
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