Invocom materials

Mandatory homeworks

Optional homeworks

Exam requirements and model Questions


Study Guide description

ELT-44007 Radio Architectures and Signal Processing, Fall 2016


Updated 30.11.2016


The course starts on Wednesday, Sept. 7. 2016

Lecture notes and homework problems for all topics now available.

Exam requirements and model Questions now updated.


This is an advanced course, mainly intended for doctoral students. It gives an overview of modern receiver/transmitter architectures and critical issues in analog and digital processing in the receiver/transmitter front-end. Strong emphasis is on "software radio" techniques, where the idea is to increase the role of DSP in the receiver front-end processing to achieve flexible solutions, e.g., for multi-standard systems.
Learning outcomes of the course: After completing the course, a student has good understanding of the key RF-functionalities and related performance issues when designing the analog and digital signal processing blocks for communications receivers and transmitters. She/he can also explain the possibilities and challenges of increased use of digital signal processing algorithms for implementing or enhancing the RF functionalities.


Wednesdays at 14-17 in room TB206, Periods 1 and 2, starting on September 7th.


6 cr


Exam: The exam is about the core contents covered mostly during first half of the course (Period 1). Model questions give an idea about the scope of the exam and the kind of questions to be expected.

A set of mandatory homework exercises must solved to pass the course. These exercises address the topics covered in lectures during Period 2, as well as the core topics of advanced receiver system calculations, and multirate signal processing.

Participation in each lecture session is expected; absence can be compensated by doing at least one optional excercise point (could be a partial solution of a bigger problem) about the topics of the missed lecture session.

By solving optional homework exercises, it will be possible to get considerable improvement in grading.

Exam: max 24 points

Quality of mandatory homework returns: 0 … 4 points (0 points for minum acceptable solutions)

Optional homework problems: 0 … 4 points

Grading: 15/18/21/24/27 points required for grade 1/2/3/4/5, respectively.

To pass the course, 15 points (including exam points and homework points) has to be reached and all mandatory homeworks have to be completed in an acceptable way.

Required background

Essential background knowledge includes basic understanding of signal theory, digital transmission techniques and digital signal processing. ELT-41307 Communication Theory (or equivalent) is a mandatory requirement. The courses ELT-43007 Digital Communication and/or ELT-43106 Multicarrier and Multiantenna Techniques are highly recommended.

Course materials

Lecture notes will be available from the web, the links can be found on the Schedule-page. Some of the materials may be available only within the TUT network or using VPN.

Invocom materials available: These include some text materials and demos about the four first lectures. NB: Matlab demos (the ones that open with light blue background) do not work. (They were based on Matlab web-server, which are not available anymore.)


Prof. Markku Renfors
Room TG309, email:, Tel. 040 849 0752