Calendar

The course notes are written by Prof. David Forney, and are organized by chapter.


Lec # CHAPTERS Topics
1 1-3 Introduction

Sampling Theorem and Orthonormal PAM/QAM

Capacity of AWGN Channels
2 4 Performance of Small Signal Constellations
3-4 5 Hard-decision and Soft-decision Decoding
5-6 6 Introduction to Binary Block Codes
7-9 7 Introduction to Finite Fields
10-12 8 Reed-Solomon Codes
Review Session
Midterm Exam
13-14 9 Introduction to Convolutional Codes
15-16 10 Trellis Representations of Binary Linear Block Codes
17-18 11 Codes on Graphs
19 12 The Sum-Product Algorithm
20-21 13 Turbo, LDPC, and RA Codes
22-23 14 Lattice and Trellis Codes
24-25 15 Linear Gaussian Channels
Final Exam Period