EE445S Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

Prof. Brian L. Evans, The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2014, MWF 11:00am-12:00pm, ETC 5.148

Office Hours: MW 12:00-12:30pm in ETC 5.148 and TH 12:30-2:30pm in ENS 433B

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.

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 cellular basestations, professional audio systems, and video conferencing systems. Students test their embedded implementations using rack equipment and Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio software.

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.

Course introduction: Overview Prerequisites Textbooks Related courses As elective
Course resources: Reader Lecture/laboratory Lectures Handouts Homework
Other course information: Alumni Blackboard site LabVIEW demo Web resources Thanks
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The course reader includes all of the lecture slides, handouts, and recent midterm exams. Video recordings of lectures have been posted on YouTube.

The teaching assistants are Mr. Chao Jia and Ms. Zeina Sinno. Lab sections will meet in ENS 252B at the following times: Mondays 6:30-9:30pm (Sinno), Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm (Sinno), Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm (Jia) and Fridays 1:00-4:00pm (Jia). The TAs will also hold office hours in ENS 137 on Wednesdays 3:00-4:30pm (Sinno), Thursdays 3:30pm-5:30pm (Jia), Thursdays 5:30pm-7:00pm (Sinno) and Fridays 9:30-10:30am (Jia). 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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