2143301 Introduction to Communication (ICE)

Course Type/Credits: Compulsory course/3 credits

Course Description

Signal and noise analysis; analog and digital modulation and detection systems; Nyquist’s sampling theorem, quantization; digital baseband system; digital modulation: ASK, PSK, FSK, and QAM; information transmission, synchronization and channel coding; applications of communication systems.

General Objective

The students who have passed this subject should be able to understand the principles of basic operations of communication systems.

Course Schedule & Lecture Slides

2Fourier representation of signals and systems
3Amplitude modulation I
4Amplitude modulation II & Angle modulation I
5Angle modulation II
6Random signals and noise
7Noise in analog communications
8Midterm examination
9Pulse modulation: transition from analog to digital communications I
10Pulse modulation: transition from analog to digital communications II
11Baseband data transmission
12Digital band-pass modulation techniques I
13Digital band-pass modulation techniques II
14Noise in digital communications
15Fundamental limits in information theory I
16Fundamental limits in information theory II


  • Quizzes & Assignments 30%
  • Midterm Examination 35%
  • Final Examination 35%


  • Simon Haykin, and Michael Moher, Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons 2007.
  • Simon Haykin, and Michael Moher, Communication Systems, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons 2009.

Additional References

  • Rodger. E. Ziemer, and William H. Tranter, Principle of Communications: Systems, Modulation, and Noise, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons 1995.
  • A. Bruce Carlson, Paul B. Crilly, and Janet C. Rutledge, Communication Systems, McGraw-Hill 1986.
  • Leon W. Couch II, Modern Communication Systems: Principles and Applications, Prentice Hall 1995.