Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Master advanced digital signal processing  concepts and apply them to receiver and transmitter design in wireless communications

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 07.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Stefan Werner, Risto Wichman

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Risto Wichman

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Design of FIR filters and multirate filters, and necessary pieces of detection and estimation theory applied to compensation of frequency offset, carrier phase synchronization, symbol timing synchronization, automatic gain control, analog-to-digital conversion, spectrum analysis

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures (24h, Risto Wichman, I-II)
    Exercises (24h, assistant, I-II) . Emphasis is on the implementation of algorithms using Matlab and transmitting a signal with USB VGA adapter and receiving with RTL-SDR dongle.  In addition there are weekly quizzes in MyCourses.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    5 cr = 133 h
    Lectures, exercises, exam approximately 50 h
    Individual studying, solving exercises and preparing for examination approximately 80 h

    Attendance in some contact teaching may be compulsory.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    S.K.Mitra: Digital Signal Processing - A Computer Based Approach 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill
    U. Mengali, A.N. D'Andrea - Synchronization techniques for digital receivers. Plenum Press, 1997
    R.W. Stewart, K.W. Barlee, D.S.W. Atkinson, L.H. Crockett - Software Defined Radio using MATLAB & Simulink and the RTL-SDR. Strathclyde Academic Media, 2015

    Lecture slides

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Substitutes for study unit S-88.105 Digital Signal Processing Systems (3 cr) and courses S-88.3106 Digitaaliset signaalinkäsittelyjärjestelmät (5 cr), S-88.3105 Digital Signal Processing Systems (5cr) and S-88.3104 Digital Signal Processing Systems (6 cr)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-C7200 Signals and Systems
    ELEC-C5230 Digital Signal Processing Basics or equivalent skills
    ELEC-C7230 Tietoliikenteen siirtomenetelmät or similar might be useful
    to understand the basic building blocks of wireless communication systems

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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