Digital Communications

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schober

Time and place: Tu 14:15 - 15:45, 0.154-115; We 16:15 - 17:45, 0.154-115

Time and place:  We 16:15 - 17:45, 0.154-115, biweekly
Attendant: Rania Morsi, M.Sc.

Elective in CME / EEI / I&K / WING-IKS

Signals and Systems, Communications, 6th semester or higher

3 class hours per week lecture, 1 class hour per week tutorial, winter semester

ECTS Information:
ECTS credits: 5 (Lecture + Tutorial) 


  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Digital Communications
  • Digital Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM)
  • Variants of PAM Transmission
  • Signal Space Representations
  • Frequency Shift Keying
  • Digital Transmission over Dispersive Channels
  • Maximum-Likelihood Sequence Detection
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)


  • Proakis, John G. ; Salehi, Massoud: Digital Communications. 5. Aufl. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2008
  • Haykin, Simon S.: Communication Systems. New York : John Wiley&Sons, 1994.

Additional Information:
An accompanying lecture manuscript is be available and will be distributed in the first lecture.


The Digital Communications final exam is scheduled on March 31st, 2014 in H1 at 11 AM. It is a closed-book exam. However, you are allowed to bring up to 6 handwritten pages (3 sheets two sided).

The exam questions will be offered in English and German.

Good luck.