Communication hardware design and programming
Development and analysis of software and hardware in a communication context. This includes embedded programming and FPGA design.
Purpose and Content
This study line is aimed at students with interest on design and implementation of telecommunication functions, with focus on enabling technologies such as embedded programming and electronics design using hardware description languages. The objective is to translate application and service requirements to functional specifications that can be implemented with appropriate choice of technology. This includes use of virtualization, embedded devices, as well as FPGA and ASIC technology. Fundamental understanding of telecommunication infrastructure and communication protocols is a key to successful function implementation, as well as in depth understanding of test and verification technologies to fulfil users (final customers, subscribers, operators, or other) expectations.
The courses included in this study line will give an attractive balance of courses on digital systems design, programming and telecommunication system architectures. The student will acquire a thorough understanding of network technologies and network architectures, e.g., communication protocols and core and access networks, and on top, the student will also master the tools and technologies necessary to analyse, implement and validate such systems.
The graduates from this study line can work in a number of different areas. For instance companies that manufacture devices and terminals for communication networks, e.g., routers, switches, mobile phones. Also at companies, that sell consultancy services including Software and hardware development or companies that deliver intellectual property cores. The general competences will also allow the candidate to work with network operators, such as telecommunication operators or internet service providers, or general development tasks in software or hardware related businesses.
Structure of Studies
This study line requires that the students fulfill the requirements specified in the admission description of the programme in Communication and System Design described in the programme specification.
In addidtion to the compulsory courses and requirements listed in the Curriculum, the following rules apply for this study line:
For the Technological specialisation courses the student must choose 30 ECTS within the list below (if total of more than 30 ECTS of technological specialisation courses are chosen, they will count in the Electives category).
|02203||Design of Digital Systems||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|02393||Programming in C++||5||point||E7 (Tues 18-22)|
|30445||Signal integrity in high-speed electronics||5||point||June|
|34230||Digital communication||10||point||Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)|
|34249||Synthesis Project for Communication Technologies||10||point||Spring F5B (Wed 13-17) and June|
|34251||Advanced forward error correction and iterative decoding||5||point||January|
|34343||Mobile backhaul networks||5||point||Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|34346||Networking technologies and application development for Internet of Things (IoT)||5||point||Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|34349||FPGA design for communication systems||10||point||Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)|
|34357||Telecommunication services||10||point||Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)|
|34359||SDN: software-defined networking||5||point||Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)|
|34371||Internet of Things (IoT) Communication Network Security||5||point||Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)|
|34373||Mikrokontroller-programmering til avanceret IoT med embedded C||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
A recommended study program for each semester is shown below:
Communication hardware design and programming skema
Global communication network... Global communication network infrastructure and design
Access- and home networks
Design of Digital Systems
Programming in C++
Telecommunication programming projects... Telecommunication programming projects with Arduino
Internet of Things (IoT) Communication... Internet of Things (IoT) Communication Network Security
Project work in Global communication... Project work in Global communication network infrastructure and design