Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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: 13.09.2021 - 13.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    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
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    In WebOodi