Lab 1 – Hardware Lab – Cisco Switches and Routers – Submission deadline for lab reports are now closed!
Lab 2 – Packet Tracer 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wz8qI_nBK4
Lab 3: Packet Tracer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLXuRotZq3Q
and configuring wireless network in packet tracer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB6iBSlAkIc)
10/4/2014 – Lab Viva (Individual)
17/4/2014 – Lab Written Final Exam
Lab 1: Bit Error Rate (BER) for BPSK modulation
Report 1 due: 31/4/2014
Lab 2: BER for BPSK in Rayleigh channel
Comparing 16PSK vs 16QAM for symbol error rate
no cell phones in class! if you must have it, turn it off or put it in silent mode.
if your phone rings in the class, this might affect the valuable 10% of your marks assigned for attendance/class performance
‘zero tolerance’ towards plagiarism – copying from websites, your friends/classmates IS NOT allowed – if you must cheat, bear in mind that you are getting a ‘zero’ grade – applies to both kinds of people – those who show their work to friends/classmates and those who copy.
note, however that you can read from websites, discuss with your friends, but while making your report, it has to be your OWN language.
you cannot call on my cell phone to ask if a theory/lab class will happen or not. all theory/lab classes will happen unless told otherwise. if, for some reason, a class is cancelled, it will be posted on this webpage, so keep an eye here.
preferred form of contact is by email (email@example.com) for all purposes. second preference: SMS. call me when it is absolutely necessary to do so (if i am in a meeting or in a class, i will not be picking up your phone call)
assignment submissions only in class (AND NOT in my room/desk!!)
you can sleep in class if you want to (not recommended though), but you cannot snore!
however, if you decide to stay awake, do not make unnecessary noise please.
course outline_ete 307_digital comms_mahdin
handout on 16qam:
extra notes on qpsk, offset qpsk and differential psk:
‘Digital Transmission Engineering’ by John B. Anderson (2nd Edition)
pg 102, fig 3.13, to end of pg 104 section 3.4.3.
Link to PDF copy of the book ‘Data Communications and Networking’ by Behrouz A. Forouzan (Fourth Edition):
BRIEF COURSE OUTLINE:
Wireless communication systems: fixed wireless access, cellular, paging, trucked mobile systems. Wireless access: wireless access networks, base and subscriber stations, frequency planning, multiple access. Noise and interference in wireless communication systems. Cellular systems: Operation, Capacity considerations, Standards, cell size and frequency re-use, cellular mobile Network and call procedure. GSM Radio system, GSM Radio system’s architecture, Roaming, Advantages of TDMA or GSM CDMA cellular system and their advantages. Radio Paging System, Auto paging, operator assisted paging, Automatic call, distribution, Interconnectivity amongst different network. Propagation and system planning, Mobile radio link design. Mobile Satellite Systems: Operation, illustrative systems. The course includes lab works based on theory taught.
1. fixed wireless access:
2. assignment on research papers
:: attention ete 415 students, if you have been struggling downloading the documents through google/ google scholar, here are direct links to the papers: 1) MacDonald, V.H. , “the cellular concept”, the bell systems technical journal, volume 58, No.1, pp.15-43, January 1979 - http://alcatel-lucent.com/bstj/vol58-1979/articles/bstj58-1-15.pdf
2) Young, W. R. ,”advanced mobile phone service:introduction,background, and objectives” ,bell systems technical journal, volume 58, pp. 1-14, January 1979 - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ay05srz0bmtcwny/you%2079.pdf – best of luck with assignment 1 and class test 1
Chapter 1 (slides):
Chapter 2 (slides):
Moore’s Law Graph: more up to date version: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/Transistor_Count_and_Moore%27s_Law_-_2011.svg
Chapter 3 (slides):
Look into Section 2.2: Interrupts (from the following link)
Lec 4: ppt version Ch_4_95
(To download my files from cx.com you will first have to register for a membership there with your username, password, email and other required information. From the second time onward, you can just login and download the required files)
Research Assignment (20 marks, considered as 2 assignments) on ‘Recent trends in the marketplace of high performance computing’
500 word hand-written and emailed summary, due 8/4/2014 – cannot be blindly copy-pasted, will be checked using advanced plagiarism checker software!