ECTS - Communication Electronics

Communication Electronics (EE410) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Communication Electronics EE410 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 313 and EE 316
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Kara
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To give an understand about circuits used to generate continuous wave and digital modulations. Understand the sensitivity, selectivity and dynamic range of a radio receiver. Understand the circuit design of Phase-Lock Loop (PLL), frequency synthesizer, Low-Noise Amplifier (LNA), Power Amplifier. Understand the fundamental design considerations of digital communication systems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Abel to design circuits used to generate continuous wave and digital modulation.
  • Abel to analyze these circuits with respect to required design considerations.
  • Abel to implement the circuits of PLL, frequency synthesizer, LNA and PA used in communication systems.
  • Abel to analyze transmitter and receiver systems in order to solve applied design problems.
  • Abel to discuss the electronic communication design methods, considerations and issues respect to applicability, reliability, accuracy, implementation complexity and efficiency.
Course Content Communication systems overview. System blocks; transmitters and receivers, modulation and modulator circuits. Oscillators, filters and Phase Lock Loop (PLL) circuits, frequency synthesizer and amplifier design for communication systems of a broad range of frequencies. Project assignments on the design of communications circuits and/or subcircuits.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Communication Electronics. Technology. LC circuits, Oscillators, Noise, Noise measurements. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
2 Amplitude Modulation: Transmission. Circuits for AM generation, AM transmitter Systems, Transmitter Measurements. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
3 Amplitude Modulation: Reception. AM detection, Superheterodyne receivers, Automatic Gain Control, AM Receiver Systems. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
4 Single-Sideband (SSB) Communications. Sideband generation (Balanced Modulator), SSB filters, SSB Transmitters, SSB Demodulation, SSB Receivers. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
5 Frequency Modulation: Transmission. FM generation (Direct and indirect FM Generation), Phase-Locked Loop FM transmitter, Stereo FM. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
6 Frequency Modulation: Transmission. FM generation (Direct and indirect FM Generation), Phase-Locked Loop FM transmitter, Stereo FM. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
7 Frequency Modulation: Reception. RF amplifiers, Limiters, Discriminators, Phase-Locked Loop, Stereo Demodulation. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
8 Frequency Modulation: Reception. RF amplifiers, Limiters, Discriminators, Phase-Locked Loop, Stereo Demodulation. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
9 Frequency synthesis, Receiver noise, sensitivity, Dynamic range, High frequency communication modules. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
10 Frequency synthesis, Receiver noise, sensitivity, Dynamic range, High frequency communication modules. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
11 Data Transmission, Time-Division Multiple Access, Digital Signal Encoding, Computer Communication. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
12 Digital Modulation Techniques, Spread-Spectrum Techniques, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
13 Basic Telephone Operation, Mobile Communications, Local Area Networks, LAN Interconnection. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
14 Television Receivers, Digital Television, The Front End and IF Amplifiers. Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
15 Final examination period Review of topics
16 Final examination period Review of topics

Sources

Course Book 1. Modern Electronic Communication, J.S.Beasley and G.M.Miller, 8th edition, Prentice Hall, 2005.
Other Sources 2. Communication Electronics, L.E. Frenzel, McGraw Hill, 3rd edition, 2000.
3. Modern Communication Circuits, J.R.Smith, 2nd edition, McGraw Hill, 1998.
4. Microelectronic Circuits and Devices, M.N.Horenstein, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 1996.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 5 5 25
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 14 28
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 126