B.E./B.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, April/May 2011

Fifth Semester

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC 2301 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

(Regulation 2008)

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 Marks

Answer ALL questions

PART A (10*2 = 20 Marks)

2.Give an advantage and a disadvantage of digital communication.

3.State sampling theorem.

4.What is quantization error?

5.Define hamming distance.

6.What is mean by transparency with respect to line codes?

7.What is a matched filter?

8.Give two applications for eye pattern.

9.Draw the PSK waveform for 011011.

10.What is a non-coherent detection system?

PART B (5*16 = 80 Marks)

11(a)Explain how PWM and PPM signals are generated.

or

11(b)(i)Classify channels.Explain the mathematical model of any two communication channels.(6)(ii)Explain Binary symmetric channel and Gaussian channel with

their mathematical models. (Marks 10)

12(a)(i)Explain a non-uniform quantization process.

(ii)Write notes on temporal waveform coding.

or

12(b)(i)Explain a spectral waveform encoding porcess.(ii)Compare various speeches encoding methods.

(13)(a)(i)Assume a (2,1) convolutional coder with constraint length 6.Draw the tree diagram,state diagram and trellis diagram for the assumed coder.

(ii)Find the (7,4) linear systematic block code word corresponding to 1101.Assume a suitable generator matrix.

or

13(b)Draw the power spectra of polar codes and on-off codes.Discuss their characteristics.14(a)Derive the expression for bit error probability due to a matched filter.

or

(b)Disucss on signal design for ISI elimination.15(a)Derive the bit error probability due to coherent ASK,PSK and FSK systems.Compare the performance of these systems.

or

15(b)(i)Disucss QPSK signalling(b)(ii)Derive the bit error probability due to QPSK receiver.Compare the performance of QPSK receiver with that of PSK receiver.