Digital Communications Systems


This course is part of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) Master of Science in Engineering Online (MSOL) program.  It is available only to students pre-approved by HSSEAS. For more information visit


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EC ENGR 230B Digital Communication Systems. (Instructor: Prof. G. Pottie) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 132A, 230A. Principles and practical techniques for communication at physical and multiple access layers. Review of communications over Gaussian channel. Synchronization and adaptive equalization. Nonlinear impairments in radio transceivers. Wireless channel models, diversity techniques, and link budgets. Modulations for wireless channels. Multi-antenna methods. Wireless multiple access and resource allocation techniques. Scalable approaches to meeting wireless data rate demand. Letter grading.

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