Manual for Communication Systems Laboratory (ECE C383

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Prepared by Faculty & Laboratory Staff Dept. EE

BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Date: August 2011

John Wiley & Sons. Communication Systems. 2010 4. It is advised that the student need not constrain oneself to the set questions given in this document and can generate one’s own set of additional questions to enhance the learning process. 4th OR 5th Edition. User Manuals of the equipment like Oscilloscope & Function Generators . referred below. Lathi and Zhi Ding. Simon Haykin & Michael Moher. by referring to the books or documents.P. Lab Manual. Oxford University Press. References: 1. 3rd OR 4th Edition. supplied by Pilani 2. Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems. It is expected that the student acquires this information.Purpose of the document This document is intended to be used by the students for enhancing their learning while performing the experiments. prior to the experimentation. The learning is imparted by way of posing a set of questions on each of the experiments and the student is expected to answer these questions either before performing the experiments or by experimentation. The authors of this document will be highly appreciative of those who can add additional questions. The document does not give details on step by step procedure for performing the experiments. 2010 3. B.

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6.Experiment 1: MATLAB Familiarization Aim: To learn about MATLAB and familiarize oneself with its usage and applicability to Communications. What is Matlab? Have you used it before? If yes what for? How can it be used? Use the help function and find out what are different functions available Run the Matlab demo and note the potential of Matlab in your observation book Can you save the commands on the Matlab command window? How to generate a Matlab code file? What is its extension? How do you run the Matlab file in the command window? . 4. 3. 5. 2. 1.

What are the functions of horizontal controls? 6. At power-on. How many buttons are present as soft keys in the oscilloscope? 8. Name the model and manufacturer of the signal generator used in the communications Lab. Which key should you press to enter the numeric entry mode? 7. 7. What are the range of amplitudes and frequencies that the oscilloscope can display? 12. For the displayed waveform. Is the wave form stable or scrolling horizontally? 3. 5. List the buttons and knobs found on the front panel of the Function generator. 6. amplitude and offset of a signal that is to be generated by the Function generator? 10. How do you make it not to scroll and be stable in the display window? 4. What is the use of trigger functionality in a function generator? Oscilloscope: 1. pulse duration and calculate their ratio? What is this ratio of the pulse duration to time period is called? . What is the purpose of a trigger in an oscilloscope? 9. What is an Oscilloscope? 2. what is the peak to peak voltage ? 5. the function generator outputs a ___ wave of frequency _______ with an amplitude of ___ peak-to-peak. Generate a waveform of your choice from the Function generator and display it on the oscilloscope 2. For the displayed waveform. List the buttons and knobs found on the front panel of the oscilloscope. what is the time period? 6. What are the functions of vertical controls? 7. How do you apply an external trigger? 10. 2. Function generator: 1. Measure the time period. 11. Generate a pulsed waveform with ON /OFF durations being different and display on the Oscilloscope. What is a function generator? Where / how can it be used? What is an arbitrary waveform generator? Name the model and manufacturer of the signal generator used in the communications Lab. How many types of functions that the function generator support ? 8. 4. What are the range of amplitudes and frequencies that the Function generator can generate? 9. Where / how can it be used? 3. Is the Oscilloscope that you are using a digital or an analog oscilloscope? 5.Experiment 2: Function Generator and Oscilloscope Aim: To learn about Function Generator and Oscilloscope to familiarize oneself with their use in Communications laboratory. 3. How do you set the frequency. 4. What are the DC coupling & AC coupling functionalities? Use Function generator and Oscilloscope to answer the following: 1.

. What are the different MATH functions in the Oscilloscope? Use some of them and record your observations 9. Does the oscilloscope have the facility to freeze the waveform on the screen? What is this facility called? 11. Can you make use of this to find the rising and falling edge of a pulse? 12. Generate a triangular waveform with minimum and maximum voltages as 0 and 1 volt. How does it appear on the oscilloscope when you use DC coupling and AC coupling? Explain the findings. How do you use oscilloscope available in the lab as spectrum analyzer? 10.8. What is the bandwidth of the oscilloscope and does your finding on the rising edge fits into the bandwidth? 13.

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