M 12:00-12:30pm, TH 2:00-3:30pm and F 9:30-10:30am
Coffee Hours: F 12:00-2:00pm
This class emphasizes tradeoffs in signal quality vs. implementation complexity in signal processing algorithm design. Students map signal processing theory to signal processing algorithms to desktop simulation in Matlab to embedded real-time software in C. The class is accessible by first-semester third-year undergraduates, as the only pre-requisites are undergraduate courses required of all biomedical, computer and electrical engineering students.
In the laboratory component, students implement transceiver subsystems in C on a Texas Instruments TMS320C6748 floating-point dual-core programmable digital signal processor. The C6000 family is used in DSL modems, wireless LAN modems, mobile wireless basestations, and video conferencing systems. Students test their implementations using rack equipment, Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio software, and National Instruments LabVIEW software. A voiceband transceiver reference design and simulation is available in LabVIEW.
Lecture supports the laboratory material by providing theory, design and practical insights into waveform generation and filtering, system training and calibration, and communication transmission and reception. In addition, lecture introduces programmable digital signal processor architectures, modern A/D and D/A converter architectures, and high-speed broadband communication systems, including industry trends.
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The password-protected Blackboard course site contains student grades and pre-lab quizzes.
The teaching assistants will be Mr. Andrew Mark and Ms. Debarati Kundu. Lab sections will meet in ENS 252B at the following times: Mondays 6:30-9:30pm (Kundu), Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm (Kundu) and Fridays 1:00-4:00pm (Mark). Beyond these lab hours, the TAs will hold office hours in ENS 137 as follows: Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm (Mark), Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm (Mark), and Thursdays 3:30pm-5:00pm (Mark) and Thursdays 5:00pm-8:00pm (Kundu). Students work in teams of two in the lab. A maximum of 14 students are in each lab section.
In the graduate curriculum, this course may be applied to an MSEE degree provided that it is taken for letter grade and a grade of at least B- is received. Up to two undergraduate courses may be applied toward an MSEE degree, subject to the approval of the curriculum track academic advisor. Undergraduate courses do not apply to the coursework requirements for a PhDEE degree.
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