Signal Processing for Communications
Study plans 2016-2017 - ELE3412 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

  • REA2081 Mathematics 2 for electrical engineering
  • ELE1051 Electronics

Expected learning outcomes


  • Be able to apply discrete Fourier transform (DFT) and z-transformation.
  • Be able to explain the structure of a general DSP system.
  • Be able to account for the characteristics of FIR and IIR filters.
  • Be able to account for the signal structure of modulated signals (AM/FM).
  • Be able to explain the principle of superheterodyne receivers.
  • Be able to account for reflection and impedance matching in transmission lines.
  • Be able to account for antennae as system components.
  • Know the basic methods for encoding signals.


  • Be able to analyze a digital filter in both time and frequency domain.
  • Could construct digital FIR and IIR filters from given requirements.
  • Be able to do calculations on modulated signals.
  • Could make simple calculations for transmission lines using the Smith chart.

General competance:

  • Be able to use computer tools.


  • Using Matlab
  • Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)
  • Z-transform
  • DSP system
  • FIR and IIR filters
  • Modulation (AM/FM)
  • Reflections and impedance matching in transmission lines
  • Antenna as system components
  • Coding theory

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course is not facilitated for online students.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Graded by one internal examiner. External examiner is used periodically, next time spring 2019.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary schedule.

Tillatte hjelpemidler

Code C: Specified printed and hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.
Read more about permitted examination aids.

Coursework Requirements

It is given approximately 12 exercises and about 2/3 must be approved in order to take the exam.

Teaching Materials


Replacement course for

ELE3411 Digital signalbehandling