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ECE 446: Digital Communications over Packet-Switched Networks

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About the course:


Sergio Servetto.

Mingbo Zhao.

Meeting times and place:
TR 2:55-4:10pm, 362 HO.

Office hours (tentative):
Instructor: TR, 4:10-5:30pm, in the classroom.

Prerequisites: ECE 301 or 320, and 310 (required), ECE 220 (recommended). Some useful related courses, recommended for either concurrent registration, or for the previous/following semester: ECE 425, ECE 426, ECE 467, ECE 468, CS 414, CS 519.

Course description/objectives: By the end of this course, you should be able to do all of the following:

Overall, the goal is that by doing all of this, you will develop an understanding of how existing packet-switched networks function today, and of how they are able to support some modern applications involving transport of audio/visual signals.