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Signal processing and telecommunications


Random signals: random processes, stationary signals, correlation, ergodicity, covariance, spectral density.

Digital filters: Fast Fourier Transform, digital systems and signals, structure and properties of recursive and non-recursive filters, design methods and practical implementations.

Introduction to telecommunications: symbol and bit rates, transmission channels, multiplexing, baseband coding, modulations, spread spectrum, eye diagram, constellations, introduction to frames (signaling, synchronization…).




Lect. (28.75 h), Sem. (28.75 h), Lab (11 h), Evaluation (4 h).


Main difficulties for students:


Basic maths missing.


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

  • Definitions related to random signals
  • Basis in spectral analysis
  • Structure and design methods of digital filters
  • Vocabulary and basic principles of telecommunication systems


The students will be able to devise a simple digital filter and to choose one communication protocol given application requirements

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...