Digital signal processing, foundations of communications engineering and physical layer communication techniques.
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Refer to an introduction for a site overview and how to setup the coding environment.
Description of the most popular OFDM synchronization algorithm.
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Introduction to use your soundcard as a software-defined radio
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Explaining OFDM from the continuous-time standpoint, without FFT/IFFT.
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How can you recognize a linear, a causal and a time-invariant system?
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The three different representations of the Fourier Series and how they lead to the Fourier Transform.
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Listen to the sound of a saxophone and describe it mathematically.
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Fundamental Fourier: Expansion of periodic functions into sums of sines and cosines.
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Illustrations on the Convolution Theorem and how it can be practically applied.
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Explanation on the causes of multipath propagation and illustrating their effects on audio samples.
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Explanation on why the cyclic prefix (CP) is used in an OFDM system.
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We illustrate the effect of quantization noise in terms of audio samples.
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Pictorial description of the operation of circular convolution.
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What does a quantizer do, what is quantization noise and how do we calculate it?
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Complete walkthrough of a digital transmission chain including AD/DA conversion and up/downconversion
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This article explains the convolution operation with the help of animated graphs.
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Explanation of Aliasing, how it sounds and what the anti-Aliasing filter does.
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Explanation of the terms group delay and phase delay with an example of a bandpass RLC filter.
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Explanation why dB conversion sometimes uses factor 10 and sometimes factor 20.
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Illustration of a basic OFDM example including channel estimation for OFDM.
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How to create an eye diagram and check for the first and second Nyquist criterion.
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We derive and illustrate the special properties of the DFT due to its discrete nature including an audio example.
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Time and frequency properties of the Dirac Comb
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Understand, how the continuous-time Fourier Transform and discrete Fourier Transform are related
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Linearity, Time-shift and Modulation property of the Fourier Transform
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Understanding the first Nyquist criterion and its implications.
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Motivation for this resource and setting up the coding environment
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