Training program practical information

Schedule(s)DurationLocationFee
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1/2 day
Ghent, Belgium
1 and 2
€450.00
3 to 6
€405.00
7 and up
€360.00

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Overview

The course gives an introduction to the principles of data communication systems. The aspects of the different components will be covered. It starts from the general basic concepts such as sampling, bits and symbols but goes as far as complex error detection and correction techniques. A/D and D/A conversions and digital processing in the transmitter respectively receivers are discussed. The transmission channel is described for different access networks.

Important to communication systems is the performance evaluation. Several quantities describing the performance are compared. The impact of noise is also treated in the course and software cancellation techniques are introduced.

Related to interference tackling techniques, error correction/detection and interleaving are explained.

What can you expect?

  • Understand the architecture and basic components of data communication systems.
  • Knowledge of different digital modulation techniques, with a focus on QAM.
  • Knowledge of the impact of different noise sources and of techniques to cancel them.

Content

PART 1: INTRODUCTION

  • What is a data communication system: architecture and applications.

PART 2: TERMINOLOGY

  • Overview of the most important terms used in data communication.

PART 3: MODULATION

  • Analogue and digital modulation techniques (focus on QAM), power and spectral efficiency.

PART 4: IMPACT OF NOISE ON QAM

  • CW interference, phase noise, random noise, reflections, BER and SNR.

PART 5: NOISE CANCELLATION TECHNIQUES

  • Frequency hopping, lower modulation orders, CDMA, interleaving, error detection/correction techniques.

PART 6: MULTIPLE ACCESS TECHNIQUES

  • CSMA/CD, FDMA, TDMA, CDMA.

PART 7: ANALOGUE TO DIGITAL AND VISE VERSA

  • Sampling, aliasing, quantization.

PART 8: ANALOGUE VERSUS DIGITAL

  • Impact of noise.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of electro-technical principles.