This course is a four-credit course, with three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.
For spring 2018, lecture will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, beginning Jan. 17th and ending May 4th. The laboratory sessions will be held in EERC 1.810 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Jan. 22nd to May 4th.
This course does not require a semester project nor does it have a final examination. Final grades will consist of pre-lab quizzes, laboratory reports, homework assignments and exams. Exams will be based on material covered in lecture, homework assignments, laboratory sessions and reading assignments.
All lecture slides (51 MB) and the course reader (71 MB) are available for spring 2018.
The weekly schedule of lecture and lab topics follows. Reading assignments are also given, where JSK means Johnson, Sethares and Klein, Software Receiver Design, and WWM means Welch, Wright and Morrow, Real-Time Digital Signal Processing.
Week | Monday Lecture | Wednesday Lecture | Friday Lecture | Lab | Reading |
Jan. 15th | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday | Introduction | Introduction | NO LAB | Wednesday: JSK ch. 1 Friday: JSK ch. 2 Reader handouts A-D & R |
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Jan. 22nd | Sinusoidal Generation | Sinusoidal Generation | Discussion of homework #0 solutions | Introduction - Tools | Monday:
Pre-lab Reading and JSK 3.1-3.3 and 3.6 Wednesday: JSK 3.4 and Reader handout I |
Jan. 29th | Sinusoidal Generation | Signals and Systems | Signals and Systems | Sine Wave Generation | Monday:
Pre-lab Quiz Friday: JSK 3.5, 3.7, 4.1-4.5, and app. A.2, A.4, G.1 & G.2, and Reader handouts E & F |
Feb. 5th | Signals and Systems | Finite Impulse Response Filters | Discussion of homework #1 solutions | Sine Wave Generation | Monday: JSK ch. 3-4 Wednesday: JSK ch. 3-4 |
Feb. 12th | Finite Impulse Response Filters | Finite Impulse Response Filters | Finite Impulse Response Filters | Digital Filters | Monday:
Pre-lab Quiz Wednesday: JSK 7.1-7.2 and app. F |
Feb. 19th | Finite Impulse Response Filters | Introduction to Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) | Discussion of homework #2 solutions | Digital Filters | Monday: Reader handout N Wednesday: Reader handout O |
Feb. 26th | Infinite Impulse Response Filters | Infinite Impulse Response Filters | Discussion of homework #3 solutions | Digital Filters | Wednesday: JSK 5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.3 and app. A.3, and Reader handout H |
Mar. 5th | Infinite Impulse Response Filters | Sampling and Aliasing | Midterm #1 | Digital Filters | Monday: JSK 6.4-6.6 and Reader handout G |
For the second half of the semester, the weekly schedule of lecture and lab topics follows.
Week | Monday Lecture | Wednesday Lecture | Friday Lecture | Lab | Reading |
Mar. 19th | Discussion of midterm #1 solutions | Interpolation and Pulse Shaping | Interpolation and Pulse Shaping | Data Scramblers | Monday:
Pre-lab Quiz Wednesday: JSK 4.6, 8.1 and 8.2 |
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Mar. 26th | Digital Pulse Amplitude Modulation | Digital Pulse Amplitude Modulation | Discussion of homework #4 solutions | Pulse Amplitude Modulation | Monday:
Pre-lab Quiz Wednesday: JSK 9.1-9.4 and app. B & E, and Reader handout S |
Apr. 2nd | Digital Pulse Amplitude Modulation | Channel Impairments | Discussion of homework #5 solutions | Pulse Amplitude Modulation | Monday: JSK 8.3-8.5 Wednesday: JSK ch. 11 Friday: JSK ch. 12 and Reader handout M |
Apr. 9th | Channel Impairments | Matched Filtering | Discussion of homework #6 solutions | Pulse Amplitude Modulation | Monday: Haykin 4.6, 4.9-4.12 Wednesday: JSK 5.3-5.4 Friday: 16.1-16.2 and Reader handout I |
Apr. 16th | Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) Transmitter | QAM Transmitter | Matched Filtering | Quadrature Amplitude Modulation | Monday:
Pre-lab Quiz Wednesday: JSK 6.7-6.8, 10.1-10.4, 13.1-13.3 and 16.3-16.8 Friday: Reader handout P |
Apr. 23rd | Matched Filtering | QAM Receiver | Quantization | Quadrature Amplitude Modulation | Monday: JSK 2.13, 3.5 and 8.4 Friday: Reader handout J |
Apr. 30th | QAM Receiver | Review | Midterm #2 | Guitar Special Effects | Monday: Pre-lab Quiz and JSK ch. 7 & app. D and Reader handout Q |
Playlist of lectures recorded in spring 2014
The following lectures are not scheduled to be presented this semester: