TU Wien:Digital Communications 2 VU (Hlawatsch)

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Lecturers Thomas John BuccoFranz Hlawatsch
ECTS 4,5
Alias Digital Communications 2 (en)
Departments Beispiel Abteilung, Beispiel Abteilung2
When winter semester
Last iteration 2021WS
Language English
Mattermost digital-communications-2RegisterMattermost-Infos
Links tiss:389164, tiss:389.164, Homepage
Master Technische Informatik Wahlmodul Digital Signal Processing and Communication


Error Control Coding for communication systems. Different types of codes are introducded and their strucure und other properties discussed. Some mathematical background is provided. Block codes, linear block codes, cyclic and primitve cyclic codes, convoltions codes and a glimpse of Turbo codes. Some decoding strategies are presented along with the codes, as are error analyses.


2 dates per week, lectures + exercises

Benötigte/Empfehlenswerte Vorkenntnisse[edit]

Digital Communications 1 is certainly helpful. Additionally, a basic understanding of telecommunication systems and channels could help. A big pluls is if you already have knowledge of the mathematical topics necessary for this class: finite (Galois) fields, polynomials over finite fields, matrix-vector calculus, (multivariate) probability theory, convolution.


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Exercise sheets with several problems, calculus. Solutions to be shown on board.

Prüfung, Benotung[edit]

Written exam (4 problems) + oral exam

Dauer der Zeugnisausstellung[edit]

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Quite high I would say. Depends a bit on your mathematical knowledge.


Official (verbose, complete) lecture notes including exercise problems, to be bought in printed form from Grafisches Zentrum.


Definitely make yourself familiar with calculus in Galois fields and how primitve elements work and their relation to the addition tables, etc. In general, properties of Galois fields. This can save huge amounts of time when doing calculations.

For the written exam, look at old exams and practice a bit, time for the written exam can be short. There are some types of problems that show up somewhat regularly.

Verbesserungsvorschläge / Kritik[edit]

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