ECE 562: ADVANCED DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, FALL 2024

**Class time and place:**11:00 - 12:20 TR, 4070 ECEB. In-person only.**Instructor:**Prof. V. V. Veeravalli. 315 CSL, vvv at illinois dot edu, 333-0144

Office Hours: Wednesdays 5PM - 6PM. Virtual only via Zoom. Zoom Coordinates.**Teaching Assistant:**Yu-Han Huang, yuhanhh2 at illinois dot edu

TA Office hours: 5-6 pm on Mondays in ECEB 3036.- The Gradescope entry code is here .
- You may use Campuswire for course related discussions. Please use the following entry link/code.

- Exam 1 will be held on Monday, October 14 from 7-8:50 PM in
**ECEB 3013**(note that this is**not**your regular classroom). You will be allowed one sheet of handwritten notes (8.5''x11'', both sides) for the exam. Otherwise the exam is closed book. - Exam 2 will be held on Monday, December 2 from 7-8:50 PM in
**ECEB 3013**(note that this is**not**your regular classroom). You will be allowed two sheets of handwritten notes (8.5''x11'', both sides) for the exam. Otherwise the exam is closed book. - On Thursday Sep 26, we have the Allerton conference in the NCSA building on campus. Class will be cancelled so that you can attend the conference.
- There will be no class on Tuesday, October 29.

- Please submit your solutions on Gradescope. Only handwritten solutions (either created on a tablet, or pen/pencil on paper and scanned) are allowed. No typed solutions.
- Homework Assignment 1: Due Tuesday, Sep 10, 2024 by 11 AM on Gradescope. Solutions.
- Homework Assignment 2: Due Thursday, Sep 26, 2024 by 11 AM on Gradescope. Solutions.
- Homework Assignment 3: Due Tuesday, Oct 8, 2024 by 11 AM on Gradescope. Solutions.
- Fall 2022 Exam 1 and its Solution.
- Homework Assignment 4: Due Tuesday, Oct 22, 2024 by 11 AM on Gradescope. Solutions.
- Project Guidelines Topic choice by October 24. Abstract due October 31 on Gradescope.
- Homework Assignment 5: Due Thursday, November 7, 2024 by 11 AM on Gradescope.

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- Homework (H) problems will be assigned on a (approx.) fortnightly basis and be submitted via Gradescope. Collaboration on the homework is permitted, however each student must write and submit independent solutions. No late homework will be accepted (unless an extension is granted in advance by the instructor).

- There will be two mid-term exams and a final project. The first midterm exam (M1) will be held in the beginning of October, and the second midterm exam (M2) will be held in the beginning of December. Details of the final project (F) will be given to you early in the semester.

- You may bring one sheet of notes to the first exam, and two to the second exam. You may use both sides of the sheets, the sheets are to be standard US or European size with font size 10 or larger printing (or similar handwriting size). The examinations are closed book otherwise. Calculators, laptop computers, tables of integrals, etc. are not permitted.

- Your course grade will be determined by your performance in the H, M1, M2 and F, according to the formula:

Score = .2H + 0.3F + max{.35M1 + .15M2, .15M1 + .35M2},

where H, M1, M2 and F are normalized to 100.

Prerequisite: ECE 461 or ECE 459 or equivalent.

Topical prerequisites: Undergraduate digital communication and probability courses and some discrete-time signal processing background.

** Textbook: ** None, but you may find these typed notes to be useful.

**Suggested reading (references reserved in Grainger Library): **

U. Madhow * Fundamentals of Digital Communication*, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

J. M. Wozencraft and I. M. Jacobs, * Principles of Communication Engineering*, Wiley, 1965.

A. Lapidoth * A Foundation in Digital Communication*, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

J. G. Proakis, *Digital Communications*, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2001

R. E. Blahut, * Digital Transmission of Information,* Addison-Wesley, 1990.

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