ETC240 Electronic Communication Systems 3 Credits This theory

ETC240 Electronic Communication Systems
3 Credits
This theory/lab course will introduce students to the circuits and systems behind both
analog and digital electronic communication systems with emphasis on high frequency (RF)
signaling. Electronic communication systems such as radio, television, and CATV broadcast,
HDTV, cellular technologies, wireless, and microwave communication systems will be
Topics include RF spectrum analysis, signaling power levels, time and frequency domain
analysis, RF filters and amplifiers, modulation techniques, transmission lines, radio-wave
propagation, transmitters and receivers, antenna design, and the effects of high frequency
in test and measure will be covered.
The lab component of this course is designed to reinforce theory by providing hands-on
applications through a series of related lab projects. Students will build, test, measure, and
troubleshoot a number of complex RF circuits. Electronic test and measurement equipment
such as the digital storage oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, wave form generator, digital
multi-meter (DMM), and variable DC power supply will be used extensively throughout the
This course will prepare students for the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) Associate
Electronics Technician (CET) Certification.
Prerequisite: ETC119 Digital Electronics,
Pre/Corequisite: ETC225 Analog Circuits
This program/project is funded in part by a $13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
This program is an Equal Opportunity program, adaptive equipment will be provided upon request to persons with disabilities