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MATLAB Academy

Wireless Communications Onramp

MathWorks via MATLAB Academy


  • Introduction: Familiarize yourself with communications concepts and the course.
  • Simulate a Basic Digital Communications Link: Implement the essential components of a single carrier digital communications system.
  • Pulse-Shaping Filters: Incorporate transmit and receive filters into your simulation.
  • Multipath Channels: Model a multipath channel and evaluate the impact on link quality.
  • OFDM: Implement orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), a multicarrier modulation scheme.
  • Conclusion: Learn next steps and provide feedback on the course.


  • Course Overview
  • Anatomy of a Digital Communications System
  • Modulation and Demodulation
  • Add Noise
  • Calculate the Bit Error Rate
  • Why Filter a Signal
  • Transmit and Receive Filters
  • Filter Delay and BER Calculation
  • What Is a Multipath Channel
  • Model a Multipath Channel
  • What Is OFDM
  • OFDM Modulation with the Inverse FFT
  • Practical Considerations for OFDM
  • Frequency Domain Equalization
  • Null Subcarriers
  • Additional Resources
  • Survey

Taught by

Erin Byrne


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